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The chairwoman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, Anne McIntosh has backed Government proposals to tackle irresponsible dog ownership.
But speaking to Daybreak she expressed concerns that changes would not be acted on quick enough.
She said: "The government should act before an attack happens."
A Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spokesman has responded to claims that dog ownership laws are too "limited".
The chairwoman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has warned that the Government needs to strengthen laws on down ownership. Anne McIntosh said:
MPs have warned that the Government's moves to tackle irresponsible dog ownership do not go far enough.
Plans to close a loophole which allowed dog owners to escape prosecution if the animal attacked someone in a private property have been announced.
Backed by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, it said the plans fell short of creating a "comprehensive and effective regime for tackling the increasing problem of out-of-control dogs".