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7 Interpretation.E+W+S

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • agricultural land” has the same meaning as in the M1Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953;

  • guard dog” means a dog which is being used to protect—

(a)premises; or

(b)property kept on the premises; or

(c)a person guarding the premises or such property;

  • guard dog kennels” means a place where a person in the course of business keeps a dog which (notwithstanding that it is used for other purposes) is used as a guard dog elsewhere, other than a dog which is used as a guard dog only at premises belonging to its owner;

  • local authority” means, in relation to England F1. . ., a district council, a London borough council and the Common Council of the City of London, [F2in relation to Wales, a county council or county borough council,]and, in relation to Scotland, [F3a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994];

  • premises” means land other than agricultural land and land within the curtilage of a dwelling-house, and buildings, including parts of buildings, other than dwelling-houses;

  • prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

  • regulations” means regulations made by the Secretary of State.

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F3Words in s. 7 substituted (S.) (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 39, s. 180(1), Sch. 13 para. 101; S.I. 1996/323, art. 4(1)(b)(c)

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