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Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (19 Apr 2016)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee: Animal welfare: domestic pets. 2:30 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Steve Goody, Deputy Chief Executive, Blue Cross Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust Claire Horton, Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Jeremy Cooper, Chief Executive, RSPCA Heather Bacon, Member of Ethics and Welfare Group, British Veterinary Association John Chitty, Vice President, British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Bill Lambert, Health and Breeder...

Business of the House (24 Mar 2016)

Philip Davies: ...complaints from me, local residents and other campaigners about the appalling treatment of animals, especially horses, at Esholt Gypsy encampment in my constituency, Bradford council and the RSPCA have refused to take any enforcement action. There is no doubt in my mind that if those animals were the responsibility of anyone else, enforcement action would have been taken, but authorities...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Welfare of Young Dogs Bred for Sale (8 Mar 2016)

Alex Cunningham: ...paid tribute to such organisations. The briefings outline how some dogs are effectively bred to death, resulting in the birth of weak dogs, themselves likely to face suffering and even abandonment. The RSPCA tells us that as many as 1.9 million puppies are traded in the UK each year. That number is driven by factors including fashion, family and friends. I am sure that hon. Members across...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Racing: Animal Welfare (16 Feb 2016)

George Eustice: The Government considers that the British Horseracing Authority’s rules on use of the whip during horseracing, which were drawn up in consultation with the RSPCA, together with the Animal Welfare Act 2006 provide protection for the welfare of racehorses. There are, therefore, no proposals to ban the use of the whip during horseracing.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare Act 2006 (5 Jan 2016)

George Eustice: ...about various aspects of the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 over the last 12 months. They include representations on local authority powers under the 2006 Act and the ability of the RSPCA to bring forward prosecutions.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare Act 2006 (17 Dec 2015)

George Eustice: ...the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 over the last 12 months. They include representations on local authority powers under the 2006 Act, local authority resources and the ability of the RSPCA to bring forward prosecutions.

Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (15 Dec 2015)

Lord Grantchester: ...excess becomes part of the national food chain. The Explanatory Memorandum does not highlight any differences between the regulations that apply in England and those that have been introduced in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The RSPCA has provided an excellent briefing note that highlights the omission of one paragraph on the general prohibition. The noble Lord, Lord Hodgson,...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Exotic Pets Trade (9 Dec 2015)

Alex Cunningham: ...11 species of primates. The “One Click Away” report found 21 adverts selling primates, and I want to touch on that specific issue. Several animal welfare organisations are particularly concerned about that matter, and I share those worries. The RSPCA, for instance, has voiced its belief that primates are never suitable pets and tend to suffer disproportionately in a domestic...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (20 Oct 2015)

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs: Fundraising in the charitable sector. 10:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement, Information Commissioner's Office Daphne Harris, Chair, RSPCA Mark Wood, Chair, NSPCC Karen Brown, Chair, Oxfam

Written Answers — Home Office: Police National Computer (5 Oct 2015)

Lord Bates: The RSPCA does not have direct access to PNC. If the RSPCA need a PNC check they will contact the relevant local police force under the data sharing agreement. There is no central record of the number of enquiries made.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Gift Aid (18 Sep 2015)

Simon Hart: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in Gift Aid was paid out to (a) Cancer Research UK, (b) Oxfam, (c) Greenpeace, (d) RSPCA and (e) RSPB in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (8 Sep 2015)

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs: Fundraising in the charitable sector. 9:40 am; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Mark Goldring, Oxfam Peter Wanless, NSPCC Justin Forsyth, Save the Children David Canavan, RSPCA Alistair McLean, Fundraising Standards Board Andrew Hind, Fundraising Standards Board Paul Stallard, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association Peter Hills-Jones, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association Peter Lewis, Institute of Fundraising Richard Taylor, Institute of Fundraising

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Sentencing (Cruelty to Pets) (16 Jul 2015)

Andrew Selous: ...which might provide evidence and act as a significant deterrent in his area. We should concentrate on ensuring that animal cruelty is not overlooked or tolerated and that offenders are brought to book. The RSPCA and others provide us with valuable help to ensure that that message gets through loudly and clearly. I agree with the Scottish National party spokesman, the hon. Member for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police National Computer (9 Jul 2015)

Lord Bates: The RSPCA has access to the Police National Computer (PNC) via the ACRO Criminal Records Office. ACRO provide a bureau service on behalf of a number of non-police prosecuting agencies. The only charity that has direct access to the PNC is the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Written Answers — Home Office: Airguns (30 Jun 2015)

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...’s Government whether they plan to review the law relating to the purchase and possession of air guns in England, in the light of the increasing number of shootings of cats being recorded by the RSPCA.

Business of the House (11 Jun 2015)

Anne Main: ...about fly-grazing and straying horses? This problem is affecting many constituencies, and it has got significantly worse since the alterations to regulations in Wales. It is a big problem that the RSPCA and the police are struggling with.

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (10 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ..., Croydon has become the 100th authority to have to crack down on chuggers, and at the weekend the Mail on Sunday reported some underhand methods of a private company working for Oxfam, the RSPCA and Cancer Research UK that broke every rule in the book to make money for itself as well as for the charities. Many, including the vulnerable, feel hassled and harangued by charities, including...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (2 Jun 2015)

Baroness Parminter: ...are constant issues. It is not a perfect Union, but these drawbacks, while they should not be glossed over, are substantially outweighed by the multiple benefits to the environment and, indeed, to the economy. At the RSPCA and the CPRE I saw the value of the birds and habitats directives in protecting nature-rich habitats and species. While a member of this House’s EU Committee in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Meerkats (16 Mar 2015)

George Eustice: ...to inspection. If anyone has any concerns about the welfare of a meerkat they should report the matter to the relevant local authority which has powers to investigate such complaints, or to the RSPCA which will also investigate.

Control of Horses Bill — Second Reading (27 Feb 2015)

Lord de Mauley: ...of the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee on horse welfare. What was remarkable about that discussion was that, despite the wide variety of groups participating—from horse welfare charities to the RSPCA, the NFU, the CLA, local authorities and other community representatives—all participants agreed that action was needed to address fly-grazing. They were all keenly aware...


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