Animals: Licensing

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the implementation by local authorities of (a) the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving animals) (England) Regulations 2018 and (b) the statutory guidance on home boarding and dog stay care; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the implementation of (a) the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving animals) (England) Regulations 2018 and (b) the statutory guidance on home boarding and dog day care; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The Department has received representations from local authorities, businesses and welfare charities on these matters. Officials worked closely with the Canine and Feline Sector Group and local authorities to draft the guidance and to identify any potential issues with implementation. We have continued to engage with all interested parties, including individual home boarding businesses, and will make necessary amendments to the guidance in due course.

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