Sale of Puppies and Kittens

Part of Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 11:40 am on 4th September 2014.

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Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Conservative, South Derbyshire 11:40 am, 4th September 2014

The hon. Gentleman is gracious in giving way and I congratulate him on getting the agreement of the Backbench Business Committee for today’s debate. He talks about licensing, and I wholeheartedly support the spirit behind the motion, but MPs should be made aware of the great work done by local councils, such as my South Derbyshire district council, as licensing authorities. They are very good at checking and publicising enforcement issues so that they are well known locally. As MPs, we can all do more to help our local councils with their enforcement powers.