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Results 1–20 of 814 for RSPCA

[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...

National Curriculum: Animal Welfare — Question (24 Feb 2015)

Lord Nash: I am aware of the survey to which the noble Lord refers, and I know that the RSPCA teaches around 4,000 teachers about this every year. We feel that it is very helpful for young people to learn about animal welfare in the national curriculum, but we do not think it is right to include it, certainly not at this stage. We have a long way to go to make sure that the majority of pupils in this...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 Feb 2015)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...Jews, there is no alternative to consumption of meat slaughtered in accordance with their religious beliefs, or an interpretation of religious beliefs that stipulates that an animal may not be stunned. Organisations such as the RSPCA, the BVA, the Humane Slaughter Association and others have come together with reasonable questions for the Minister on measures that fall short of a ban, but...

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

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the RSPCA, as a private organisation, is able to bring prosecutions but is not subject to independent inspection or Freedom of Information requests.

CCTV in Slaughterhouses (3 Feb 2015)

Henry Smith: ...for installation of CCTV in abattoirs from 2011, all Freedom Food scheme-approved slaughterhouses have had to install effective CCTV systems and store recordings, and make them available to Freedom Food and RSPCA field staff.

Clause 5 — Commencement, extent and short title (16 Jan 2015)

Barry Gardiner: ...and organisations for a long time and has been getting worse year by year. I hope that the passage of this Bill will ensure that those problems are brought to an end for many people. Recently, the RSPCA, the Blue Cross, World Horse Welfare, HorseWorld, the British Horse Society and Redwings produced a damning report that has informed much of the thinking on this Bill. That report,...

Public Bill Committee: Control of Horses Bill: Clause 1 - Powers of local authorities in England to detain horses (8 Jan 2015)

Angela Smith: ...before the Christmas recess. That instruction is important, because the Bill’s effectiveness in reducing fly-grazing will be seriously curtailed if it relates only to public land. According to the RSPCA and the CLA, the best estimates are that some 3,500 horses are currently being fly-grazed, with approximately 1,750 of them on private land. That statistic shows perfectly the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rspca (6 Jan 2015)

Viscount Astor: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the legal aid budget in 2012, 2013 and 2014 has been spent reimbursing the RSPCA. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the legal aid budget has been spent on reimbursing defendants in RSPCA private prosecutions in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rspca (6 Jan 2015)

Viscount Astor: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the Crown Prosecution Service has either taken over or forced discontinuation of a private prosecution brought by the RSCPA.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rspca (6 Jan 2015)

Viscount Astor: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times Ministers in the Ministry of Justice have met RSPCA representatives in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Anti-freeze Products (Protection of Animals) (2 Dec 2014)

George Eustice: ...by knowing that, as he pointed out, death by poisoning by this particular product is quite painful—that will have caused a great deal of stress to the families concerned. I understand that the RSPCA is investigating the case and that a meeting was held recently with police and villagers to discuss the issue. The cause and circumstances, as my hon. Friend pointed out, are not clear at...

Bill Presented — Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Dogs (Registration) (26 Nov 2014)

Julie Hilling: ...Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a range of measures to deal with dangerous dogs. I personally am not convinced that the Act does enough to tackle the prevention of dog attacks, but as the RSPCA said, “it’s too early to tell the effectiveness of the new rules so we are sitting back and waiting to see how things develop”. However, there are...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Prosecutions (26 Nov 2014)

Robert Buckland: ...prosecuting authority may bring a private prosecution. There are some organisations that regularly prosecute cases as a private prosecutor before the courts of England and Wales, for example the RSPCA. Furthermore, there are other prosecution authorities that bring prosecutions pursuant to statute, including the Serious Fraud Office and the Service Prosecuting Authority. Some offences can...


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