Convictions regarding Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00805
Date received: 15 March 2018
Date responded: 29 March 2018

Information requested

1. Convictions in Scotland in 2016-17 under s19, s20, s21, s22, s23, s24, and s29 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006.

2. Number of proceedings and the number of convictions under s23 in 2016-17, broken down by local authority of the court (I don't believe there were any proceedings/convictions in 2015-16).


1. The information is provided in the attached excel table. I have included 2015-16 financial year to update previously provided data.

2. There were no proceedings/convictions under S23 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006 (where main crime) since 2011-12.

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FoI-18-00805 - information released (tabulated).xlsx
Copy of FOI-17-01645 - tables.xlsx


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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