Roads: Animals

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Jason McCartney Jason McCartney Conservative, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending contracts with Highways Agency's contractors to include (a) the compulsory scanning of all domestic animals for micro-chip identification, (b) recording pet identifications and (c) contacting the owners of the pet upon the death of a domestic animal on the road network.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Highways Agency is currently assessing the potential merits of amending contracts to understand the implications of including mandatory identification and recording of domestic animals found on the strategic road network, including contacting pet owners where possible and advising relevant registration organisations.

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