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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Oppression 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the protection of Christians from persecution in (a) Africa, (b) the Middle East and (c) East Asia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 261520 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is committed to defending Freedom of Religion or Belief as a universal human right which should be enjoyed by everyone. The Government is deeply concerned about the severity of violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief in many parts of the world. In recent years we have seen reports of a particular rise in the persecution of Christians. The Foreign Secretary recently asked the Bishop of Truro to conduct an independent global review into the persecution of Christians. The review will provide recommendations on the additional practical steps the FCO can take to support persecuted Christians. The Bishop has now submitted his interim report; he will submit his final report in the Summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:33:05.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1130722
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support Christians on death row in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 261522 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>It is the British Government's longstanding policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and in all countries. In Pakistan, we remain deeply concerned by the misuse of blasphemy laws, and that religious minorities, including Christians, are disproportionately affected. The harsh penalties for blasphemy, including the death penalty, add to these concerns.</p><p>We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. My colleague, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister in February 2019.</p><p>To ensure the United Kingdom is providing the right levels of support to persecuted Christians overseas, the Foreign Secretary asked the Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd. Philip Mounstephen, to carry out an independent review. The Bishop has submitted his interim report; with the full report due later this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:36:35.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:36:35.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1130724
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Christianity 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK aid reaches persecuted Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 261524 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK Aid Strategy commits the UK to be the lead on the “Leave No One Behind” promise. Our analysis of poverty and vulnerability looks at a range of factors that lead to exclusion including religious identity. Humanitarian assistance is provided on need, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity and we work to ensure that aid reaches the most vulnerable including those from religious minorities.</p><p> </p><p>We work closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who lead on the protection of freedom of religion and religious minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:40:13.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:40:13.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1130725
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Non-governmental Organisations: Religion 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 International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring international NGOs to consider religious vulnerability in their definition of need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 261525 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>All DFID partners carry out comprehensive vulnerability assessments to ensure aid is reaching those most in need, including those from religious minorities as it is already recognised that religion may be a factor in causing vulnerability. We continue to discuss the treatment of minorities with the UN, our humanitarian partners and minority representatives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:41:33.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:41:33.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1054026
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Education: Standards 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 his Department has taken to raise educational standards in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 908975 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, we have reformed the national curriculum, GCSEs and A levels to set world-class standards across all subjects.</p><p>We have also committed to 75% of pupils in state-funded mainstream schools studying the EBacc combination of core academic subjects by September 2022 and 90% by September 2025.</p><p>The attainment gap between those from disadvantaged backgrounds and other pupils has fallen by 13% in primary schools and 9.5% at Key Stage 4 since 2011.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:01:15.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:01:15.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1039568
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star this property date less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Fines 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 hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 203928 and the Answer of 8 January 2019 to Question 205307, on Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000: Fines, if the Speaker's Committee will undertake a review of whether it is an appropriate and proportionate enforcement policy practice by the Electoral Commission for a political party to be fined £6,000 for submitting a quarterly reporting one day after the deadline. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 207584 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>It is not the remit of the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, as set out in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, to scrutinise the Electoral Commission’s enforcement policies.</p><p>Parliament made it an offence to deliver, without reasonable excuse, donation reports that are inaccurate or miss the statutory deadline. Parliament gave the Commission investigation and sanction powers for these, and other, offences. Parliament also set out a legal right of appeal for those sanctioned by the Commission, including on the grounds that the amount of the penalty is unreasonable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
star this property answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T12:48:14.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:48:14.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1035122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Disclosure of Information 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 hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the appropriateness of the Commission's use of civil sanctions for the late submission of political parties' quarterly reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 205307 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 requires registered political parties to report cash and non-cash donations and borrowing to the Electoral Commission on a quarterly basis. Parliament made it an offence to deliver, without reasonable excuse, donation reports that are inaccurate or miss the statutory deadline. Parliament also gave the Commission investigation and sanction powers for these, and other, offences. The Commission investigates and where appropriate sanctions inaccurate or late donation reports in line with its Enforcement Policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
star this property answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T09:52:54.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T09:52:54.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1028628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000: Fines 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 hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance that the Electoral Commission uses when determining the proportionality of setting the level of a variable monetary penalty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 203928 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission has powers to impose a variable monetary penalty where it is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that a person has committed a prescribed offence or contravention under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. The Commission takes decisions on sanctions in line with its Enforcement Policy. This document was the result of a public consultation and is available on its website; I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Library.</p><p>The Commission has called for an increase to the maximum penalty it can impose on political parties and others for offences or contraventions under the political finance rules. The Commission’s view is that the current maximum fine of £20,000 per offence could be seen as a cost of doing business, and that monetary penalties should be more proportionate to the income and expenditure of larger and well-funded parties and campaigners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
star this property answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T09:25:21.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T09:25:21.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: South Gloucestershire 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 Education, how much funding his Department has allocated through the National Funding Formula to schools in South Gloucestershire in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c)2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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star this property uin 198885 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The table below sets out the funding allocated to South Gloucestershire to fund schools in the years requested. It also sets out the high needs funding given to the local authority, which is for pupils with complex special educational needs and disabilities. Some of this funding goes to mainstream schools to help them meet the needs of these pupils.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Schools block allocation </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>High needs allocation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18[1]</p></td><td><p>£151.15 million</p></td><td><p>£29.66 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19[1]</p></td><td><p>£151.19 million</p></td><td><p>£31.04 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019-20 (illustrative)[2]</p></td><td><p>£154.76 million</p></td><td><p>£31.33 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>In addition to the funding allocated through the national funding formula, schools will receive funding from specific grants - for example, through the pupil premium, or the PE and sports premium.</p><p>Local authorities remain responsible for setting school budgets at a local level, and individual schools may see their funding change due to changing pupil numbers or characteristics, or changes in how the local authority distributes funding.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Figures are from the Schools Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2017-18 and 2018-19. In addition, the national funding formula (NFF) came into force in April 2018 for the 2018-19 financial year, so South Gloucestershire’s 2017-18 allocation was not calculated using the national funding formula.</p><p>[2] Figures are from the NFF allocations published in July 2018 for 2019-20. DSG figures for 2019-20 as these are not yet published. 2019-20 NFF figures are illustrative because they will be updated to reflect the latest pupil numbers when the 2019-20 DSG allocations are confirmed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T16:35:52.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T16:35:52.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1015223
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Horses: 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 recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on the tethering of horses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 195690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>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 horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RPSCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered, they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority, or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate. If a horse is found not to be tethered appropriately, it could lead to a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. I therefore consider that there is legislation and guidance in place in respect of tethering of horses.</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 2018-12-04T11:40:00.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T11:40:00.17Z
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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 Luke Hall more like this