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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Pets: Tagging remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to create a centrally accessible database logging pets' microchip numbers and date of entry into the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 280181 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
answer text <p>It is already a requirement for every dog in the UK to be identified by a microchip and its details to be recorded on a recognised database. This includes dogs imported from outside the UK. Defra will shortly be issuing a call for evidence on whether to introduce compulsory microchipping for all cats in England. Furthermore, all pets (cats, dogs and ferrets) entering Great Britain on approved routes have their microchip scanned and recorded by the carrier at the time of travel.</p><p> </p><p>We do not consider it necessary at this time to introduce an additional database along the lines proposed.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-06T13:55:04.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T13:55:04.077Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Pets: Tagging remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require vet practices to scan and check microchip registration of dogs and cats on their first appointment to ensure that pet and owner match. more like this
tabling member constituency Colne Valley more like this
tabling member printed
Thelma Walker more like this
uin 291606 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
answer text <p>The Government agrees with the British Veterinary Association (BVA) that it is good practice for veterinary practices to scan dogs that are presented to them and particularly at the first appointment. However, the Government supports BVA’s position that vets should not be legally required to do so, due to the impact it could have on the vet-owner relationship. On 23 April 2019, the BVA met campaigners to discuss this issue. The BVA undertook to remind veterinary practices to scan dogs in line with best practice and help owners understand the importance of keeping their microchipping records up to date.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-07T13:13:35.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T13:13:35.343Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4649
label Biography information for Thelma Walker more like this