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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of prosecutions under the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988; what steps the Government is taking to ensure the implementation of adequate protections for tethered horses; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
unstar this property uin 278918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988 was repealed by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”) and its provisions replaced with section 9 of the 2006 Act. This introduces a duty on people to ensure the welfare needs of animals for which they are responsible. Local authorities, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the police all have powers of entry under the 2006 Act and can investigate allegations of poor welfare and take enforcement action where necessary. Furthermore, under the 2006 Act anyone is able to investigate allegations of poor welfare and take forward prosecutions. It is on this basis that the RSPCA successfully prosecute 800 to 1,000 people each year, including in relation to equines and equine tethering.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory 'Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids' which has a specific Annex dedicated to tethering. RSPCA inspectors will use the code when investigating horse welfare incidents, such as inappropriate tethering, to check compliance. Although it is not an offence to breach the code, it can be used as evidence in court, for example if a case for inappropriate horse tethering was brought against the owner.</p><p> </p><p>We agree that more can be done to spread best practice amongst horse owners. On this basis, I recently hosted a horse tethering roundtable with key stakeholders including horse welfare groups, local authorities and the RSPCA. Following this we will continue to engage with key stakeholders to tackle this important issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:00:43.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:00:43.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure horse owners comply with his Department's tethering guidelines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 256224 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Following representations from some equine bodies, I will be meeting a number of groups, including the British Horse Council who coordinate the views of the sector, to discuss the issue of tethering. Information on how to tether a horse is contained within the statutory <em>Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids</em>, which sets out guidance to keepers on how to provide for the welfare needs of their equidae, as required by the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The RSPCA, World Horse Welfare and local authority inspectors carry copies of the Code of Practice with them when called out to investigate complaints about the welfare of horses. They inform owners, by referring to the relevant part of the code, how to care for their animals including in relation to tethering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T11:12:16.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:12:16.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will remove the responsibility for race horse welfare from the British Horseracing Authority and award it to a new, government-appointed, independent body. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mike Hill more like this
unstar this property uin 247761 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) works in collaboration with the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to try and make racetracks as safe as possible. The number of racehorse fatalities at racetracks has been falling in general since 2012, except for an increase last year.</p><p> </p><p>However, I and the BHA agree that more must be done to make horseracing safer and I have been in regular discussion with the horseracing authorities about how this can be achieved. I particularly welcome the establishment of the BHA’s Horse Welfare Board and I will be meeting the newly appointed independent chair shortly. I will await evidence of how effective these new arrangements are in practice. I am not currently planning to establish a new regulator in the interim.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T15:37:07.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:37:07.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Hill more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) enforcement of the current legal limitations and (b) prosecution of abuses relating to the tethering of horses as set out in section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colne Valley more like this
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Thelma Walker more like this
unstar this property uin 221018 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Paul Farrelly, on 7 February 2019, PQ 216147.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T17:58:45.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:58:45.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thelma Walker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of transferring responsibility for horse welfare from the British Horse Racing Authority and to an independent body to help ensure the welfare of racehorses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
unstar this property uin 210054 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) work in collaboration with the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make racetracks as safe as possible. It is good to see that the number of racehorse fatalities at racetracks has been falling steadily since 2012. However I am in active discussions with the BHA about how to make horseracing safer and I am not currently seeking to establish a different regulatory body.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-23T11:02:04.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T11:02:04.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the practice of horse tethering. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
unstar this property uin 207271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered, they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority, or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate. If a horse is found not to be tethered appropriately, this could lead to a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. I consider that existing legislation and guidance in place in respect of tethering horses ensures their welfare needs are met appropriately.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T15:32:58.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T15:32:58.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) restricting the legal amount of time a horse can be tethered to 24 hours and (b) banning the tethering of horses on public land that may pose a risk to both that animal or the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
unstar this property uin 205389 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RPSCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered, they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority, or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate. If a horse is found not to be tethered appropriately, this could lead to a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. I consider that the existing legislation and guidance in place in respect of tethering horses ensures their welfare needs are met appropriately.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T15:03:42.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T15:03:42.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on the tethering of horses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
unstar this property uin 195690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RPSCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered, they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority, or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate. If a horse is found not to be tethered appropriately, it could lead to a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. I therefore consider that there is legislation and guidance in place in respect of tethering of horses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T11:40:00.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T11:40:00.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to review its policy on the tethering of horses, donkeys, ponies and their hybrids; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) making guidance on tethering enforceable by Environmental Officers, (b) introducing a time-limit on tethering and (c) making it an offence to tether an animal in a location that poses a danger to the animal or the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
unstar this property uin 187056 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RPSCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T17:21:10.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T17:21:10.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will create a new regulator to address (a) horse welfare and (b) deaths of race horses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
unstar this property uin 181194 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The British Horserace Authority (BHA) are responsible for the welfare of racehorses at racetracks. The BHA work in collaboration with the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make racetracks as safe as possible. The number of racehorse fatalities at racetracks has been falling steadily since 2012, which is welcome. However, whilst I do not see a need for a new regulator, I consider that improvements can be made to further reduce the number of racehorse fatalities each year. I will explore this issue further when I meet BHA to discuss racehorse safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-10-26T11:13:39.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-26T11:13:39.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this