Sale of Puppies and Kittens

Part of Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 1:50 pm on 4th September 2014.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member) 1:50 pm, 4th September 2014

My hon. Friend and I came to the House on the same day, and he will recall that since the late Nicholas Ridley abolished the dog licence, there has been resistance by successive Governments to the establishment of a “Swansea for dogs”. The fact of the matter is—the Minister needs to understand this—that unless and until every animal sold is properly registered, vaccinated and documented, and there are proper controls over the breeding and sale of not just dogs but cats as well, the problem will not be solved. The time has come for legislation.