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1141970
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text If he will bring forward legislative proposals to recognise animal sentience. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 912198 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>There has never been any question that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by the fact that animals are sentient beings. However, the Government has been very clear that we will make any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1141969
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 912197 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 912192 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
4635
star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1141966
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 912192 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 912197 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1128965
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254174, on Animal welfare, if he will establish a database on the number of animal welfare inspectors appointed under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259166 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Anyone is able to take out a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and it is on this basis that the RSPCA investigate calls and prosecute hundreds of people each year for offences under the Act. Local authorities also have enabling powers under the Act and make decisions on their approach to the Act based on local needs and resource priorities and the arrangements that work best for them working in partnership with others where helpful. We currently are not planning to establish a database of all those who are engaged in inspections and investigations under the Act.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:09:38.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:09:38.607Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129150
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 travel operators do more to prevent the exploitation of captive wild animals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259051 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government shares the concerns of the public about this issue and we are committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, both here in the UK and in our work with countries abroad. Britain engages with other countries both directly and as part of global forums such as the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health).</p><p> </p><p>Ministers are committed to working to promote the conservation of wild animals worldwide and the Government has been working with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) to encourage them to make customers aware of reported animal welfare issues abroad. It is important that when going abroad, tourists consider whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that animals have been mistreated before deciding whether to visit an animal attraction. ABTA published <em>Global Welfare Guidance for Animals in Tourism</em>. This includes guidance on unacceptable activities which are known to have a detrimental effect on animal welfare, and extended minimum welfare requirements for whales and dolphins.</p><p> </p><p>Defra encourages tourists to report any animal welfare concerns to their UK tour operator or travel agent on return to the UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:49:15.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:49:15.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127540
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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
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 help ensure that local authorities have the resources to enforce the Animal Welfare Act 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 256270 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, local authorities, in common with the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the police, have powers of entry to inspect complaints of suspected animal cruelty and take out prosecutions where necessary. Local authorities are able to make decisions based on local needs and the arrangements that work best for them, and it is for local authorities to determine how to prioritise their resources. The Government is investing in Britain’s future, and this year’s local government finance settlement includes extra funding for local services. Local authorities will have access to £46.4 billion this financial year (2019/20) to meet the needs of their residents. This is a cash increase of 2.8% and a real terms increase which will strengthen services and support for local communities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:59:51.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:59:51.727Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1126504
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 make it his policy to (a) ensure local authorities have a duty to provide access to a fully trained Animal Welfare Inspector with responsibility for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and (b) provide additional funding for that role; what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that do not employ an Animal Welfare Inspector; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 254174 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, local authorities, the Animal &amp; Plant Health Agency and the police all have powers of entry to inspect complaints of suspected animal cruelty and take out prosecutions where necessary. Local authorities must be able to make decisions based on local needs and resource priorities and the arrangements that work best for them. It is for local authorities to determine how to prioritise their resources. We do not hold data centrally on the number of inspectors appointed under the Act.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities will often work in close partnership with others, such as the RSPCA, to ensure that the welfare of animals is protected. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 allows anyone to be able to investigate allegations of animal neglect and if necessary take forward a prosecution and it is on this basis that the RSPCA have been enforcing animal welfare legislation in this country. Although they have no specific powers under the 2006 Act, the RSPCA do investigate allegations of cruelty and successfully prosecute 800 to 1,000 people each year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:57:36.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:57:36.117Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1125667
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 has plans to improve animal rights after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 252554 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
1122760
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 regulate animal rescue homes and centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 246924 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the welfare of pets very seriously. The Government is committed to banning the third party sale of puppies and kittens in England and the necessary secondary legislation will be laid before Parliament later in this session.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the concern that some unscrupulous breeders may consider setting up as rescue and rehoming centres, and we will provide guidance to local authorities to help them distinguish between genuine rescue and rehoming centres and other commercial operations.</p><p> </p><p>In parallel we are working with stakeholders to understand the impact any licensing scheme would have on the sector. Further detail on the Government’s overall approach to the licensing of animal rescue and rehoming centres was set out in a Westminster Hall debate on animal rescue homes on 26 February 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T16:22:52.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:22:52.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1081726
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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, when he plans to publish the draft animal sentience bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 228064 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, on 12 February 2019, PQ 218781.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:54:31.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:54:31.487Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this