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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Expenditure (9 Sep 2019)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to row five of the table Resource AME on page 13 of her Department's 2019-20 Main Estimate Memorandum, if she will publish a breakdown of expenditure under Estimate Subhead P, V – Rural services.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Expenditure (9 Sep 2019)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to row six of the table Resource AME on page 13 of her Department's 2019-20 Main Estimate Memorandum, if she will publish a breakdown of expenditure under Estimate Subhead Q – Departmental operating costs.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (26 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include a target to reduce childhood obesity inequality in the Green Paper on Prevention.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fast Fashion (25 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: I welcome the Secretary of State to her place. As we have heard, fast fashion has a negative impact on our environment. The Secretary of State mentioned environmental sustainability, but she repeatedly voted against measures to protect the environment and tackle climate change. How can we trust her to deliver the transformative change that we need to tackle the climate and environmental...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health: Children and Young People (25 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the effect of trends in the level of poverty on the health of children and young people throughout the UK.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health: Children and Young People (25 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions in the report entitled, State of Child Health: Two years on, published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health: Children and Young People (25 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will introduce a children and young people's health strategy to link policies that affect child health and to tackle the social determinants of health outcomes.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Report on effects (23 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: I thank the Minister for his considered response. He will probably think that I am a bit odd, but I have a copy of the report and the proposed legislation from the Law Commission by my bed. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear!”] Thank you. I would very much appreciate a meeting to discuss how we take this matter further. Some of the Law Commission work is excellent, and it would be good to see how...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Mode of trial and maximum penalty for certain animal welfare offences (23 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: As I said before, we are pleased to support the Bill and the increase in sentences. It is good finally to see it here and I hope we can get it on the statute book shortly. As I said on Second Reading, we have no intention of voting against it, but would rather seek to improve it where we can through amendments such as that tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Redcar. As I mentioned, we are...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Mode of trial and maximum penalty for certain animal welfare offences (23 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: The right hon. and learned Gentleman makes an extremely important point. One thing that has been quite difficult when looking at the evidence is some of the extraordinary cruelty against animals of which people are capable. The work he did with other colleagues on Finn’s law was really important, because service animals put themselves in front of their police officers or whoever they are...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Report on effects (23 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. New clause 2 would provide for an assessment of the effectiveness of the Act, and for a report to be laid before Parliament. I hope the Minister agrees that it is good practice for our legislation to be reviewed, and for Parliament to have the opportunity to consider the extent to which it is achieving its objectives, and indeed to...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Mode of trial and maximum penalty for certain animal welfare offences (23 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. The main thing that I want to make clear is the Opposition’s support for the Bill, for which we have waited a long time. We also support the intention behind the amendment of my hon. Friend the Member for Redcar, who has done so much to bring the Bill forward. We believe strongly that increasing the maximum penalty for the worst...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (10 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: Today has been a long time coming. We welcome the Government bringing forward this vital piece of legislation, although we regret that it has taken this long, considering that it has widespread support across the House and with the general public. I hope the Bill manages to make it through both Houses and on to the statute book in a timely fashion. It is imperative that it should receive...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (10 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his well-made point, which I think we can all support. It is absolutely right that we should seek to increase the maximum penalty for animal welfare offences from six months to five years. Britain can be proud of having some of the best animal welfare practices and legislation in the world, and the Bill does what it needs to do to enhance that reputation. The...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (10 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: That is an interesting consideration, and one that will be explored within the legal system. I am sure that we can look into it further in Committee. To give an example, the RSPCA reports that a man was jailed for just 22 weeks after he was convicted of setting his dogs on a pet cat and a fox. It is important that harming the fox can carry the same sentence as harming the family pet in those...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (10 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: But if any person directs an animal to do such appalling harm, should not that person bear some responsibility? The Sentencing Council recommends that if a defendant pleads guilty at the first reasonable opportunity, the sentence may be cut by a third, so someone who commits the most serious crime against animals and pleads guilty could end up serving only four months in prison. I think we...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (10 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: I agree absolutely. There has been huge support for increasing the sentences for animal cruelty, and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been particularly keen to get the law changed. I support the Minister absolutely in his view that we need to crack down on dog fighting and hand down the sentences that are appropriate for that crime. The Dogs Trust says that the woefully inadequate sentences...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (10 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: All animals need to be looked after to the best of human ability and should not be abused. We need the highest standards possible in slaughterhouses and abattoirs. The Opposition welcome the Bill and will support it today.

Red Squirrels: Potential Extinction — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (3 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I congratulate the hon. Member for Copeland (Trudy Harrison), my constituency neighbour, on securing the debate. I am grateful for the excellent contributions from my hon. Friends the Members for Sefton Central (Bill Esterson) and for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen), and from the hon. Members for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Anne-Marie...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medicine: Education (2 Jul 2019)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating additional funding to increase the number of domestic medical student places to ensure that the NHS has adequate staff to meet demand.


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