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Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Dog mess

There was sadness in the Welsh Assembly chamber this afternoon as the Business Manager withdrew regulations on dog fouling for technical reasons. They will come back to us in the new year. Lorraine Barrett, who understands scrutiny better than some of her Labour colleagues, could not contain her disappointment. "I have been waiting since 1978 when I was elected to Penarth Town Council to be able to vote on these regulations", she told the gathered AMs. It did not stop her voting for the business statement of course. Presumably, she did not want to put her foot in it with the Labour whips.

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