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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
unstar 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
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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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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
1015225
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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
unstar 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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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 information his Department holds on how many local authorities have not appointed animal welfare inspectors with training to enforce the Animal Welfare Act 2006 with respect to equine welfare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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star this property uin 195692 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>Defra does not hold records of how many local authorities have not appointed or trained inspectors to enforce equine welfare issues.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required to enforce <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 </em>which includes the licensing of businesses that hire out horses for riding or instruction in riding and which requires inspectors to be suitably qualified. We would expect most local authorities, therefore, to have inspectors trained in enforcing equine welfare more generally.</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 2018-12-04T17:05:54.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:05:54.677Z
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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
1015226
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department are taking are to encourage local authorities to appoint animal welfare inspectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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star this property uin 195693 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>Defra does not hold records of how many local authorities have not appointed or trained inspectors to enforce equine welfare issues.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required to enforce <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 </em>which includes the licensing of businesses that hire out horses for riding or instruction in riding and which requires inspectors to be suitably qualified. We would expect most local authorities, therefore, to have inspectors trained in enforcing equine welfare more generally.</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 2018-12-04T17:09:02.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:09:02.413Z
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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 Luke Hall more like this