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 George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley 11:40 am, 4th September 2014

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for securing this important debate and for the clear terms in which he is putting his argument. Caroline Lucas made a good point in her intervention. Is it not important that local authorities are given not only the powers to regulate this trade properly, but the resources to ensure that they are able to do so?