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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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 Animal Welfare 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a ban on tethering animals in unsafe locations including (a) roundabouts (b) roadsides and (c) other public land. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 214548 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to tethering. 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 animals and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse and other animals are covered. The code makes it clear that the site should not allow animals’ access to a public highway or public footpaths. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse or other animal has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or World Horse Welfare who can investigate. If a horse or other animal is found not to be tethered appropriately it could lead to a prosecution under the 2006 Act. Defra considers that this legislation and guidance provides the right safeguards in respect of tethering.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
657872
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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 Animal Welfare 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 recent assessment she has made of animal welfare standards in animal sanctuaries; what plans she has to provide for regulatory oversight of animal sanctuaries; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 57474 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
answer text <p>The welfare of animals in sanctuaries is provided for under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which makes it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to an animal or to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare needs. The Government supports moves by the sector to apply minimum standards in addition to the code of practice for the operation of animal sanctuaries and rehoming centres which the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes has developed. The Government does not currently have plans to make animal sanctuaries subject to specific regulations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-12-20T11:35:50.943Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T11:35:50.943Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1125667
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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 Animal Welfare 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 the Government has plans to improve animal rights after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
tabling member printed
Grant Shapps more like this
uin 252554 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>We will maintain and enhance our high animal welfare standards as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We recently laid legislation to ban travelling circuses from using wild animals and to tackle puppy farming by ending third party sales. We have made CCTV mandatory in slaughterhouses and are introducing one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales to protect elephants from poaching. Each of these measures goes further than EU rules require.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
1141969
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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 Animal Welfare remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
uin 912197 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>This Government is leading the way in promoting animal welfare by bringing forward legislation that will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty in England from 6 months’ to 5 years’ imprisonment. We have also made it a requirement for all slaughterhouses to have CCTV; updated and improved the laws regulating dog breeding and pet sales; and banned the third party sale of puppies and kittens.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
grouped question UIN 912192 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4635
label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
421713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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 Animal Welfare 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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals for stricter laws dealing with people who abuse animals. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 12027 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
answer text <p>There are a number of existing laws, most notably the Animal Welfare Act 2006, that already provide enforcement agencies and courts with suitable powers to investigate and deal with people who are found to have abused animals.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-20T16:15:13.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T16:15:13.697Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
922408
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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 Animal Welfare 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, when he last met with representatives of the RSPCA to discuss animal welfare. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 152707 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-06-22more like thismore than 2018-06-22
answer text <p>Ministers meet the RSPCA regularly to discuss animal welfare issues. Most recently, Lord Gardiner met them on 11 June 2018. I also attended their parliamentary drop-in on 13 June 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-06-22T09:14:06.39Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-22T09:14:06.39Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1015225
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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 Animal Welfare 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 information his Department holds on how many local authorities have not appointed animal welfare inspectors with training to enforce the Animal Welfare Act 2006 with respect to equine welfare. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 195692 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
answer text <p>Defra does not hold records of how many local authorities have not appointed or trained inspectors to enforce equine welfare issues.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required to enforce <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 </em>which includes the licensing of businesses that hire out horses for riding or instruction in riding and which requires inspectors to be suitably qualified. We would expect most local authorities, therefore, to have inspectors trained in enforcing equine welfare more generally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-04T17:05:54.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:05:54.677Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1015226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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 Animal Welfare 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 are taking are to encourage local authorities to appoint animal welfare inspectors. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 195693 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
answer text <p>Defra does not hold records of how many local authorities have not appointed or trained inspectors to enforce equine welfare issues.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required to enforce <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 </em>which includes the licensing of businesses that hire out horses for riding or instruction in riding and which requires inspectors to be suitably qualified. We would expect most local authorities, therefore, to have inspectors trained in enforcing equine welfare more generally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-04T17:09:02.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:09:02.413Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
227809
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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 Animal Welfare 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, if she will estimate the proportion of local authority inspectors appointed under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 who deal with animal welfare issues on a daily basis. more like this
tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
tabling member printed
Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
uin 227894 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>Individual local authorities will hold information on the number of inspectors they have appointed under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and whether they work on animal welfare matters on a daily basis. As this information is not held by Defra it is not possible to provide the estimate requested.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:37:29.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:37:29.953Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
789047
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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 Animal Welfare 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 priority his Department accords to animal sentience when setting its policies on animal welfare standards. more like this
tabling member constituency The Cotswolds more like this
tabling member printed
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown more like this
uin 112827 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
answer text <p>The Secretary of State set out the Government’s position in a Written Ministerial Statement on 23 November:</p><p> </p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-11-23/HCWS267/</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-04T17:44:06.023Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T17:44:06.023Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
249
label Biography information for Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown more like this