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George Eustice

Conservative - Camborne and Redruth

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(since February 2020)
George Eustice is not a member of any APPGs


Debate information

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Sparring Partners
David Drew (Labour (Co-op)) (136 debate interactions) View debates with David Drew Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op)) Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (122 debate interactions) View debates with Luke Pollard Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat) Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (52 debate interactions) View debates with Alistair Carmichael View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Camborne and Redruth Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
186,226
Petition Closed

Reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act

Gov Responded - 5 Jul 2018 Debated on - 16 Jul 2018 View George Eustice's petition debate contributions
22 Dec 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

PETA, an organisation that is meant to be dedicated to protecting animals, has proposed to the UK government that it should add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the dangerous dogs act, effectively banning them outright. Breed Specific Legislation is not the solution to the problem of dog attacks.

107,352
Petition Closed

Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.

Gov Responded - 27 Feb 2018 Debated on - 2 Jul 2018 View George Eustice's petition debate contributions
8 Aug 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Review the sentencing guidelines for theft offences, so that where the theft of a family pet is involved, monetary value is irrelevant for the categorisation of the crime for sentencing purposes.

Ensure Police Forces are given appropriate guidance and training to record and investigate cases.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View George Eustice's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View George Eustice's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 2 years, 2 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.

100,752
Petition Closed

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2017 Debated on - 26 Feb 2018 View George Eustice's petition debate contributions
19 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government.

The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.


Most recent EDMs signed by George Eustice

Date Tabled Title Signatures
11 Apr 2019
George Eustice signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 72
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
4 Apr 2019
George Eustice signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 4th April 2019

SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKERS SCHEME

Tabled by: George Eustice (Conservative - Camborne and Redruth)
That this House notes that the UK successfully operated a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme from 1945 until 2013; regrets the decision of the previous coalition Government to close that Scheme; further notes that many sectors in agriculture and horticulture are reporting acute difficulties recruiting labour for the 2019 harvest with …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 1 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 9
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
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Commons initiatives

George Eustice has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

George Eustice has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

5 Bills introduced by George Eustice

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Fisheries Act 2020
Presented by George Eustice (Conservative)
Government Bill
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 23 November, 2020 24 Nov 2020, 9:11 a.m.

A bill to make provision in relation to fisheries, fishing, aquaculture and marine conservation; to make provision about the functions of the Marine Management Organisation; and for connected purposes

Agriculture Act 2020
Presented by George Eustice (Conservative)
Government Bill
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 11 November, 2020 12 Nov 2020, 9:41 a.m.

Environment Bill 2019-21
Presented by George Eustice (Conservative)
Government Bill
Committee Debate: 19th sitting: House of Commons 19 November, 2020 (1) (2) Committee stage: House of Commons

24 Nov 2020

23 Nov 2020, 10:31 p.m.

A Bill to make provision about targets, plans and policies for improving the natural environment; for statements and reports about environmental protection; for the Office for Environmental Protection; about waste and resource efficiency; about air quality; for the recall of products that fail to meet environmental standards; about water; about nature and biodiversity; for conservation covenants; about the regulation of chemicals; and for connected purposes.

Tin Mining Subsidence Bill 2017-19
Presented by George Eustice (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 9 July, 2019 10 Jul 2019, 11:27 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require the Coal Authority to undertake remedial works on properties with subsidence damage as a result of tin mining; to make provision for the Coal Authority to make compensation payments in lieu of such works; and for connected purposes.

Hares Preservation Bill 2017-19
Presented by George Eustice (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 14 May, 2019 15 May 2019, 11:51 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. Aa Bill to prohibit the killing or taking of hares during the breeding season; to repeal the Hares Preservation Act 1892; and for connected purposes.

George Eustice has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting