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Clause 5 — Commencement, extent and short title (16 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

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 January 2015) See 3 other results from this clause

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

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 November 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 November 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...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Sales (25 November 2014)

George Eustice: ...guidance on buying a puppy which is available on the GOV.UK website. The advice includes encouraging people to read the Puppy Information Pack provided by the Animal Welfare Foundation and RSPCA and to also use the Puppy Contract to get as much information about the puppy as possible.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (17 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received from the RSPCA on updating animal welfare legislation.

Control of Horses Bill (24 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

George Eustice: .... They have strongly argued for a mechanism whereby fly-grazed horses can either be re-homed or, in some cases, put down. Sadly, there is so little demand for horses and so much demand for re-homing that charities such as the RSPCA, World Horse Welfare and Redwings have all reported that their re-homing centres are full of unwanted horses.

Backbench Business: Sale of Puppies and Kittens (4 September 2014) See 15 other results from this debate

Robert Flello: ...with its mother, and to ban the sale of puppies and kittens from retail centres such as pet shops, garden centres or puppy supermarkets; further notes the support of the Blue Cross, Dog Rescue Federation, Dogs Advisory Council, Dogs Trust, The Kennel Club, RSPCA and others for such a ban; and further calls on the Government and welfare organisations to work together to raise awareness...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (3 September 2014)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horse welfare. 2:30 pm; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs, RSPCA, Lee Hackett, Director of Equine Policy, British Horse Society and Roly Owers, Chief Executive, World Horse Welfare; Henry Robinson, President, CLA, Minette Batters, Deputy President, National Farmers Union and Steven Gale, Animal Health and Welfare Officer, Stockton on Tees Borough Council; Joseph G Jones, Spokesman, Gypsy Council, Bill...

Voluntary and Charitable Sectors — Motion to Take Note (26 June 2014)

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...and charitable sector steps in, tackling cruelty, finding caring homes for unwanted animals and educating the public about animal care and welfare. The leading charities in the sector, household names such as the RSPCA, Cats Protection, the Dogs Trust, Blue Cross and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, have been playing a vital role in looking after vulnerable animals for many generations, and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rspca (18 June 2014)

Lord Donoughue: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 11 March (WA 374), what offence would be committed by an RSPCA inspector making entry, or attempting to make entry, to private property of a private home without the permission of the owner.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rspca (17 June 2014)

Lord Donoughue: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord de Mauley on 11 March (WA 374), further to making a complaint about an RSPCA inspector directly to that organisation, what other bodies have the power to regulate the conduct of RSPCA inspectors; and what advice is publicly available to individuals wishing to make a complaint about an investigator.

Written Answers — Justice: Rspca (12 May 2014)

Edward Garnier: ...Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answers of 18 March 2014, Official Report, column 638, on Freedom of Information Act, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to designate the RSPCA as a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Animal Welfare (28 April 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...care, management or handling of animals.  Successful applicants came from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of skills. These officers have completed a rigorous training programme compiled and delivered by the RSPCA, which has many years' experience of animal welfare enforcement in England and Wales.  Additional training in areas such as equine handling and evidence...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Poultry (9 April 2014)

George Eustice: ...of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007. We have no plans to review these requirements. DEFRA also has a statutory duck welfare code, which encourages high standards of husbandry. DEFRA, the RSPCA, academics and the duck industry have done a good deal of work over the last few years looking at how water could be provided to ducks in a commercial setting. DEFRA contributed to the...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Nature Conservation: Crime (1 April 2014)

George Eustice: ...specimens (including plants) may be retained for various reasons by the police, UK Border Force (UKBF), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (RBG Kew), local authorities and other organisations such as the RSPCA. RBG Kew has a Plant Quarantine Unit and keeps records of all plant material entering its collections, but not records of confiscated specimens that are returned to the people or location...

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