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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 Animal Breeding more like this
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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, how many licensed animal breeders there are in the (a) United Kingdom and (b) Clacton constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 215237 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 came into force on 1 October 2018. These regulations replace outdated Acts, and are based on modern welfare standards. The Regulations include a requirement for local authorities to submit data to Defra each year on the number of licences in force for each licensable activity. The first submission will be required to be submitted to Defra by 31 May 2019 covering the period October 2018 to March 2019 inclusive. Therefore, the Department does not currently hold data on the number of licensed dog breeders under these regulations. Under the previous legislation, there were an estimated 4,950 licensed dog breeders in England.</p><p> </p><p>Breeders of animals other than dogs are not subject to licensing requirements, unless they are in the business of selling the animals as pets. Under the previous legislation there were an estimated 2,300 licensed pet sellers in England, but this includes sellers that do not breed the animals themselves.</p><p> </p><p>Defra does not hold data on the whole of the UK or for individual Parliamentary constituencies. This information is held by Local Authorities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215236 more like this
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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 Giles Watling more like this