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."
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