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 Jerome Mayhew Jerome Mayhew Conservative, Broadland 10:45 am, 4th February 2022

I rise not to talk about Cavalier King Charles spaniels, but to ask whether my hon. Friend agrees that the direct impact of the fixed penalty notice being applied as soon as the relevant authority considers that there is evidence beyond reasonable doubt adds a powerful deterrent to people causing cruelty or neglect to animals.