Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:45 am on 4th February 2022.

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Photo of Jane Stevenson Jane Stevenson Conservative, Wolverhampton North East 10:45 am, 4th February 2022

I rise to speak briefly in support of the Bill. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend Andrew Rosindell, who shares my enthusiasm for animal welfare. His commitment to the cause is valuable and appreciated by many hon. Members on both sides of the House. It has also been a great pleasure to listen to many hon. Members share experiences of their pets of various shapes and sizes.

It is valuable for children and adults to have and care for a pet to learn an appreciation and love of animals. For many hon. Members on both sides of the House, it informs our choices in this place and advances the cause of animal welfare. I should mention my two Cavalier spaniels, Cromwell and Bertie, who appreciate everything I do in this place on animal welfare. I am sure they look forward to seeing me later and congratulating me.