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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many attacks on (1) guide dogs, and (2) other assistance dogs, were reported in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018; and what penalties were imposed for such attacks. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL16812 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>In 2015, the Government amended section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to specifically make it an offence to allow a dog to attack an assistance dog. The maximum penalty for such an offence is three years imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both. Information on the number of guide dog or other assistance dog attacks is not collated centrally, and information on the penalties imposed as a result of a conviction under section 3 of the Act does not specify whether the offence was specifically in relation to an assistance dog.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-07-12T10:43:27.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:43:27.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking in relation to dog attacks on guide dogs. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL16243 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>In 2015, the Government amended the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to specifically make it an offence to allow a dog to attack an assistance dog. The maximum penalty for such an offence is three years imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T15:20:18.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:20:18.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Hedgehogs: Conservation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reverse the decline in hedgehog numbers. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL8168 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>There are a range of factors that have contributed to the decline of hedgehogs. As set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan, we are committed to creating or restoring 500,000 hectares of wildlife-rich habitat to provide benefits for species such as the hedgehog. Agri-environment schemes such as Countryside Stewardship provide funding to restore, extend and link important habitats and boost food resources for a range of species including hedgehogs.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to support the work being done by non-governmental organisations, such as the British Hedgehog Protection Society, including the creation of hedgehog havens and campaigns encouraging local communities to work together to look out for the hedgehog and make gardens as welcoming as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2018-06-04T16:28:09.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T16:28:09.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Dog Fighting: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions took place in relation to dog fighting in England and Wales in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, and (3) 2016. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL5302 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>10 defendants were proceeded against for dog fighting offences in England and Wales in 2014, and 21 defendants were proceeded against in 2015. Data for 2016 is planned for publication in May 2017.</p><p> </p><p>This information was obtained from a manual review of court case files that centrally held data indicated may be relevant, and as such has not been through the same quality assurance processes as for routinely published data.</p><p> </p><p>These figures relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2017-02-20T12:17:56.687Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T12:17:56.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Dog Fighting more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to curb dog fighting. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL5000 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has provided the police with a range of powers to tackle dog fighting effectively. Offences cover organising, advertising and taking monies relating to animal fights as well as the possession of equipment used to train dogs for dog fighting. In addition, the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 makes it an offence to possess certain types of dog that have been identified as bred for fighting or that are similar to types bred for fighting. The police work with the Special Operations Unit of the RSPCA to target illegal dog fighting rings by gathering intelligence and prosecuting those that are involved in dog fighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2017-02-08T13:32:39.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T13:32:39.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Cats: Sales more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to prohibit the sale of kittens under eight-weeks old. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL2591 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The current law requires that all licensed sellers of pet animals, whether they are running a traditional high street pet shop or selling online from their home, do not sell pets at too young an age, which for mammals is defined as before they are weaned or should have been weaned. As part of the licensing review, we are looking to clarify this requirement in the regulations and make it a requirement that both puppies and kittens should not be sold if they are under 8 weeks’ of age.</p><p> </p><p>While we accept that dog breeding needs to be closely regulated, we do not consider that cat breeding requires licensing. If anyone has any concerns about the welfare of animals at a cat breeding establishment they can report the matter to their local authority or the RSPCA. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal or to fail to provide for its welfare of which the maximum penalty is an unlimited fine and/or six months’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently reviewing the laws on the animal activities licensing schemes, including those that control the commercial sale of pet animals, including cats. Earlier this year, we consulted on a number of proposals including one to apply specific welfare conditions to pet vendors. This will mean that such activities will have to be licensed and meet specific welfare standards in order to obtain a licence but there are no proposals to restrict those licensed vendors from selling cats to other licensed establishments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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HL2592 more like this
HL2593 more like this
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less than 2016-11-07T13:54:48.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T13:54:48.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Cats: Animal Breeding more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to regulate the breeding of cats for sale in cases where a single cat produces several litters. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL2592 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The current law requires that all licensed sellers of pet animals, whether they are running a traditional high street pet shop or selling online from their home, do not sell pets at too young an age, which for mammals is defined as before they are weaned or should have been weaned. As part of the licensing review, we are looking to clarify this requirement in the regulations and make it a requirement that both puppies and kittens should not be sold if they are under 8 weeks’ of age.</p><p> </p><p>While we accept that dog breeding needs to be closely regulated, we do not consider that cat breeding requires licensing. If anyone has any concerns about the welfare of animals at a cat breeding establishment they can report the matter to their local authority or the RSPCA. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal or to fail to provide for its welfare of which the maximum penalty is an unlimited fine and/or six months’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently reviewing the laws on the animal activities licensing schemes, including those that control the commercial sale of pet animals, including cats. Earlier this year, we consulted on a number of proposals including one to apply specific welfare conditions to pet vendors. This will mean that such activities will have to be licensed and meet specific welfare standards in order to obtain a licence but there are no proposals to restrict those licensed vendors from selling cats to other licensed establishments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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HL2591 more like this
HL2593 more like this
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less than 2016-11-07T13:54:48.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T13:54:48.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Cats: Sales more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to restrict the commercial sale of cats to licensed establishments to ensure the welfare of cats for sale. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL2593 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The current law requires that all licensed sellers of pet animals, whether they are running a traditional high street pet shop or selling online from their home, do not sell pets at too young an age, which for mammals is defined as before they are weaned or should have been weaned. As part of the licensing review, we are looking to clarify this requirement in the regulations and make it a requirement that both puppies and kittens should not be sold if they are under 8 weeks’ of age.</p><p> </p><p>While we accept that dog breeding needs to be closely regulated, we do not consider that cat breeding requires licensing. If anyone has any concerns about the welfare of animals at a cat breeding establishment they can report the matter to their local authority or the RSPCA. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal or to fail to provide for its welfare of which the maximum penalty is an unlimited fine and/or six months’ imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently reviewing the laws on the animal activities licensing schemes, including those that control the commercial sale of pet animals, including cats. Earlier this year, we consulted on a number of proposals including one to apply specific welfare conditions to pet vendors. This will mean that such activities will have to be licensed and meet specific welfare standards in order to obtain a licence but there are no proposals to restrict those licensed vendors from selling cats to other licensed establishments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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HL2591 more like this
HL2592 more like this
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less than 2016-11-07T13:54:48.5Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T13:54:48.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Pets: Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are regular inspection regimes, based on good husbandry practice, for all pet suppliers including shops, breeders and re-homing centres. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL2235 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-28more like thismore than 2015-09-28
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are required by law to license anyone selling animals as a business and dog breeders. Before issuing a licence the local authority must inspect the premises concerned. Clear guidance and model conditions are available to assist this process. Powers are also available to local authorities to re-inspect including in response to concerns about poor welfare.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Re-homing centres are not subject to a specific regulatory regime but local authorities have powers under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to investigate if there are concerns about poor animal welfare.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2015-09-28T17:28:09.567Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-28T17:28:09.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Whales: Japan more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Japan about that government's intention to resume whaling in the Antarctic. more like this
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star this property uin HL594 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government regularly makes representations to the Government of Japan to set out our opposition to special permit whaling for “scientific purposes”. Most recently, the UK Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) reiterated the Government’s concerns, including in relation to Japan’s proposals to resume whaling in the Antarctic, at a meeting with the Japanese Commissioner to the IWC in May 2015, and officials from the Japanese Embassy in March 2015. The Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, George Eustice, attended the IWC meeting in September 2014, where he underlined the Government’s continued opposition to commercial whaling.</p><p>We will continue to make our concerns known to Japan at every appropriate opportunity, including in light of the recently published advice of the IWC Scientific Committee, which has examined Japan’s latest proposals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2015-06-29T15:34:14.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T15:34:14.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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