Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1015224
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Horses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the (a) number of hours spent by the police on and (b) cost to the police of tackling animal welfare concerns relating to horses in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 195691 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect this information. Decisions about the allocation of police resources and deployment of officers are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable PCCs. They are responsible for ensuring the needs of the local community are met.</p><p>The Government is supporting the police to respond to changing demand with an over £460m increase in total investment in the police system this financial year, including an increase of around £280m in funding for Police &amp; Crime Commissioners through council tax precept. The Chancellor recognised in his Budget speech that the police are under pressure from the changing nature of crime and that the Home Secretary would review police spending power ahead of the 2019/20 police funding settlement.</p><p>Police and local authorities have powers under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to investigate animal welfare issues. We would not expect the police to deal with horse-related welfare problems unless there was a public safety issue, such as horses loose on roads. Anyone can bring a prosecution under the 2006 Act, and it is on this basis that the RSPCA prosecute people for animal cruelty, including to horses.</p><p>In relation to the unlawful placement of horses on other people’s land for grazing (fly-grazing), the Control of Horses Act 2015 gives land owners powers to remove horses which have been left on their land without their permission. If anyone is concerned about the welfare of a horse in a field they can report it to the local authority who can investigate under the 2006 Act or they can report it to the RPSCA or World Horse Welfare who will also investigate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T16:51:52.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:51:52.13Z
star this property answering member
1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property tabling member
4450
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this