Results 1–20 of 1054 for speaker:Chris Evans

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the next version of the personal independence payment assessment guide for assessment providers to be published.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Animal Breeding (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of unlicensed (a) dog breeding and (b) pet shops in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Prosecutions (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many investigations into unlicensed (a) dog breeding and (b) pet shops have led to a prosecution in each of the last five years.

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: I welcome this timely opportunity to discuss the legislation relating to the sale of puppies in Great Britain, and the need for stricter enforcement of licences and inspections of breeders. Owning a puppy can be a rite of passage for so many people. Being responsible for a dog is part of growing up. I still remember the very first puppy that we owned. I remember my mother going to Aberdare...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: Of all the Members whom I expected to intervene on my speech, I would have expected the hon. Gentleman to do so in particular. He is a fantastic parliamentarian and I know that he loves this place. Again, he has made a very good point. I do, however, ask him please to let me continue my speech, in which I will answer his question. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home suggests that 88% of puppies...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: I know of that case in Dumfries, and it is a brilliant example, but as I will say later, this is all about enforcement, as there is only so much the Government can do through legislation. They should, however, look at the examples the hon. Gentleman has raised as a way forward.

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To make a wider point, a fantastic aspect of this debate is that so many people have come to me with solutions. The hon. Gentleman is right: there should be a multifaceted attack on puppy farms and illegal dog breeding, and it should include education and raising red flags, as he suggests.

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: These puppy breeders will go to any lengths to make a case and secure a sale; it is all about profit. I will use the example of my current dog; he is a fantastic dog with a great temperament. The key difference between the purchase of my first dog, which my mother bought from a pet shop, and that of my current dog is that I went to a reputable dealer, and met the mother and father, and saw...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: That is absolutely right. The hon. Gentleman and I are both south Wales MPs. If anyone visiting Pembrokeshire drives down the road from Swansea to Carmarthenshire, all they will see are signs saying “Puppies for sale” and “Dogs for sale.” They might wonder why people are constantly selling puppies and dogs. Enforcement is the real issue; it is the crux of the problem....

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: I thank my hon. Friend, who is a diligent Member of Parliament and a good friend since I came to the House. In conclusion, I urge the Government to review the current legislation surrounding sales of puppies and other pets in the UK. The 1951 Act must be updated to regulate online sales of puppies. More importantly, we need to ensure that local authorities and licensing officers receive full...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Somalia (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: Like the Minister and the hon. Member for North West Norfolk (Sir Henry Bellingham), I offer my condolences to the people of Mogadishu following Saturday’s terrible incident. Al-Shabaab, which has claimed responsibility for the attack, has recruited fighters from this country in the shape of Thomas Evans and Samantha Lewthwaite, who were killed in 2015. What guarantee can the Minister...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: Members of the Coptic Church come from all over south Wales to Risca, to worship at St Mary’s and St Abu Saifain. The congregation have looked on in horror at the terrorist attacks on fellow Coptics in Egypt. Just this weekend, an archbishop was assassinated outside Cairo by an Islamic extremist group. What assurance can the Minister give the congregation at St Mary’s and St Abu...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pets: Sales (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of corporation tax revenue lost from unlicensed pet sales in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Carers (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he plans to issue to officials of his Department to aid them in deciding whether a full-time carer should be placed in the no work-related requirements conditionally group under regulation 89(b) of the Universal Credit Regulations.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Disability (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families receive disabled child (a) element within their child tax credit award and (b) premium via an income support or jobseeker's allowance award; and how many such families have a child who will qualify for a lower child disability addition under universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Carers (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a carer will be placed in the no work-related requirements conditionality group of universal credit claimants if that carer provides full-time care for a disabled person awaiting a decision on their claim for a qualifying disability benefit.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Mental Health Services (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health provisions in prisons.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pension Rights: Cohabitation (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2017 to Question 652450, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the judgment of the Supreme Court of 8 February 2017 in the matter of an application by Denise Brewster for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2017] UKSC8; and whether schemes will be required to revisit past cases where a...

Armed Forces (19 Jul 2017)

Chris Evans: I begin by paying tribute to the hon. Member for Aldershot (Leo Docherty), who spoke with passion based on his own distinguished service. Even though I am on the Opposition Benches, I also pay tribute to all those Government Members—who I am looking at now—who also served in our forces and served Queen and country with distinction. Thank you very much. On Saturday 24 June, I...


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