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Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: I thank all hon. Members who have spoken, particularly the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Warley (John Spellar) for their sterling defence of Staffordshire bull terriers. The Chair of the Select Committee, the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish), also made an interesting contribution. I thank the Minister for giving one of...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that one simple way to protect postal workers and others would be to ensure that those with dogs running free in their house have either an outside post box or a cage behind their letter box? Any dog can bite if it feels threatened.

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petition 222419 relating to including Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. It is a great pleasure to be here under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Walker. I admit that I am no expert on this subject; my only qualification to open the debate is that I have been bitten twice, both times while leafleting and both times...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: I certainly agree with my right hon. Friend that there are a lot of irresponsible and vicious owners about, and I shall come on to that. Another flaw in the Act was that the penalties for having a dog that is dangerously out of control applied at first only if the dog was in a public place or in a private place where it had no right to be; in other words, the Act did not apply to dogs that...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: That is often the case, and I am glad the hon. Gentleman managed to get Roger into Hansard—let us all hear it for Roger! That is the argument that organisations such as the RSCPA put: “Breed is not an appropriate criterion to assess a dog’s risk to people.” However, the RSPCA also argues that the existing legislation does not promote animal welfare. It had to put down...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his sterling defence of anglers. I am simply trying to sum up the various views on this issue. Our petitioners say that these dogs make very loyal and loving pets and faithful companions— the hon. Member for Dumfries and Galloway (Mr Jack) mentioned his dog. On the one hand, the RSPCA promotes a more holistic view of dealing with dangerous dogs,...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: My right hon. Friend is right that there are strong arguments on the other side of the issue. Although it is undoubtedly true that we have made progress since 1991—all dogs now have to be microchipped, and we have extended the legislation to cover attacks on private land—we need to do more. What the animal welfare charities are putting forward will work very well with responsible...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: My right hon. Friend makes a very good point. There are all sorts of things that we should do, because we say we are a nation of dog lovers, but what is happening out there actually shows that many people are not dog lovers at all—they abuse animals, whether unintentionally or through malice. Dogs are often abused through being kept in unsuitable conditions and not being given enough...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain: Tumours (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to brain tumour research in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain: Tumours (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to brain tumour research in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: University Academy Warrington (11 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultations he plans to undertake on the future of University Academy Warrington; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Risley Prison (11 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to change the function of Risley prison.

Family Visitor Visas — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (9 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: I thank all those who have spoken today, for despite what the hon. Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (Stuart C. McDonald) kindly said, I am not an expert on the subject of the debate. In fact, the only family in my constituency that I can think of, currently, who have someone abroad are called Lingard—but I think we will let Jesse back in. It is important that...

Family Visitor Visas — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (9 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petitions 206568, 210497 and 201416 relating to family visitor visas. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Cheryl. I congratulate you on the honour you received in the recent honours list; it was well-deserved. All the e-petitions we are considering deal with visitor visas for families, and we have grouped them together...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences against Children: Victim Support Schemes (9 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the provision of support services for victims of child sexual exploitation; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation: North West (9 Jul 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many children are living in temporary accommodation in each local authority in the North West.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Warrington North (25 Jun 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the number of people in Warrington North constituency who will be eligible to claim compensation for delays since the new timetable was introduced on Northern Rail.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: North West (25 Jun 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect of Northern Rail disruption on the North West's economy.


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