On Thursday 7 July, Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has been granted an adjournment debate in the House of Commons. Mr David will focus on the tragic death of his 10-year-old constituent, Jack Lis, and the need to strengthen the law regarding dangerous dogs.
Last November, Jack Lis of Caerphilly was killed by an ‘XL Bully’, a dog not listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
In Cardiff Crown Court at the start of June, 2 individuals were sentenced. The owner of the dog was sentenced to 4½ years in a young offenders institution, and the person whose house the dog was kept in, was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.
Wayne David said “The mother of Jack is, understandably, of the view that the sentences received by the two individuals were far too lenient. I intend to voice her concerns and reinforce them, and I will be demanding that the UK Government brings forward legislation to change and strengthen the law in this area. I am of the view that a fundamental rethink of legislation regarding dangerous dogs is needed so that there are no further tragedies.”