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Education: Animal Welfare

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce education in schools to promote responsible dog ownership.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

There are no plans to introduce responsible dog ownership into the curriculum for schools. The Government has committed to no further changes to the National Curriculum this Parliament. Schools have the autonomy to teach responsible pet ownership if they wish to.

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