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Dangerous Dogs (1284A/23 )


1.How many reports of out of control dogs have you dealt with between January and June 2023?

2.Please outline the breed involved on each occasion

3.Please provide the same information for 2018-2022


Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format in relation to breed, this information is not a central recording category within our system, therefore each record would need to be located, retrieved and manually read to see if the record contained the breed of dog. There are 4060 records x 2 minutes to review = 135 hours.

Therefore, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request

However, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide some information please see attached.