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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question 242198 on Horse Racing: Animal Welfare, what the timescale is for improving the design of starting stalls. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 276229 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to starting stalls, the incidence of stalls fatalities is low. In 2018 there was one stalls fatality over the course of 6,591 flat races. In addition the BHA Starting Team discuss any incident which occurs in the stalls with Veterinary Officers and staff handlers to improve safety.</p><p> </p><p>However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer in general which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on the 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA in conjunction with the Horse Welfare Board to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with both the BHA and newly appointed Horse Welfare Board to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Welfare: Inspections more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make it a mandatory requirement that local authorities employ animal welfare inspectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 259970 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 21 May 2019, PQ 254174.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:46:05.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:46:05.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1132993
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Livestock: Transport more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether he has received a copy of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s report on standards for animal welfare during transport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 266277 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government has received the Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s advice on the welfare of animals in transport and this advice has also been sent to the devolved administrations.</p><p>We are considering the report and we intend to publish the Government’s response to it along with the report itself this summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:57:26.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:57:26.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
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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
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 Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 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 remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Tree Planting: Urban Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what body is responsible for monitoring progress against the 2017 Conservative manifesto commitment to plant 1 million trees in towns and cities; and (a) what progress his Department has made towards and (b) what his timescale is for achieving that commitment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 262320 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>DEFRA will track progress towards its 1 Million urban tree commitment, including by drawing on the Forestry Commission’s wider monitoring of trees planted with central government support. An initial assessment of progress will be made in the spring of 2020, when the first Urban Tree Challenge Fund projects are up and running. The timescale for meeting the commitment is the end of the current Parliament in 2022.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:14:03.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:14:03.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1138157
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Antibiotics: Drug Resistance more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what steps his Department is taking to monitor antibiotic resistant bugs in seagull faeces in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 275689 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government conducts surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in animals and publishes the results annually on GOV.UK in the Veterinary Antibiotic Sales and Surveillance report. These surveillance programmes do not include wildlife.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:03:35.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:03:35.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Circuses: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what steps his Department is taking to prevent domestic animals being harmed and exploited in circuses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266247 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (the 2018 regulations) came into force on 1 October 2018. The regulations require anyone in England who is in the business of keeping or training animals (regardless of whether they are domestic or wild kept animals) for exhibition, educational or entertainment purposes, including within a circus, to be licensed by the relevant local authority.</p><p> </p><p>The regulations include powers for local authorities to inspect the premises where the animals are kept to ensure minimum welfare standards are being maintained. In addition, all kept animals including those in a circus are protected by the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. If anyone considers that an animal in a circus is suffering or its welfare is being compromised then they should report it to the local authority who have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate, or to the RSPCA who will also investigate such matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:54:41.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:54:41.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1132957
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent people giving away dogs online to tackle the dog fighting industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266248 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government abhors the mistreatment of animals, including organised dog fighting. It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to be involved in or to promote animal fighting including dog fighting. The Government has announced it will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty, including animal fighting, from six months to five years’ imprisonment and legislation will be introduced as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to online advertising of pets and other animals, the Government has worked with the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG - a group of animal welfare, veterinary and animal keeping interests) who promote the responsible advertising of pet animals. Five online animal adverting platforms have adopted PAAG’s minimum standards for advertising animals which are endorsed by the Government. The minimum standards include that the websites run automated checks for key words and terms such as banned dog breeds, and filter for misleading or inappropriate adverts which are then removed. The websites must exclude any advert where there is a reasonable concern for the health and welfare of the animal involved and provide a clearly visible function for purchasers to report illegal or inappropriate adverts. The Government will continue to work with PAAG to encourage more online advertising platforms to sign up to PAAG’s minimum standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:52:11.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:52:11.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Dogs: Tagging more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were microchipped in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266249 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government estimates, from figures provided by the relevant microchip databases, that around 8.1 million dogs in the UK were microchipped in 2018. This represents around 90% of all dogs in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:49:31.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:49:31.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of veterinary research funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board on the welfare of horses since 2000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 269623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers that veterinary research is vital to improving the lives of all horses.</p><p> </p><p>The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is a non-departmental public body which was established to administer the Horserace Betting Levy, under which betting operators pay 10% of their profits on British racing back to support the sport.</p><p> </p><p>One of the statutory objectives of the HBLB is focused on the advancement or encouragement of veterinary science or veterinary education. To this end, the HBLB have invested over £35 million since 2000 in veterinary research and education, which I understand supports the welfare of all equines in Great Britain as well as thoroughbreds. Specific projects undertaken include the development of a novel technique for assessing and improving respiratory performance in racehorses.</p><p> </p><p>The Government welcomes these initiatives and acknowledges the importance of continued veterinary research to the welfare of horses.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:40:44.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:40:44.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this