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Neil Hudson

Conservative - Penrith and The Border

3 APPG memberships (as of 6 Oct 2021)
Animal Welfare, Horse, Outdoor Learning
Neil Hudson has no previous appointments


Oral Question
Wednesday 27th October 2021
12:00
Cabinet Office
Oral Question No. 1
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27 October.
Oral Question
Thursday 28th October 2021
10:10
Oral Question No. 11
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Commissioners have made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on trends in the level of financial donations to the Church.
Division Votes
Friday 22nd October 2021
Prayers
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 210 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 3 Noes - 336
Speeches
Monday 25th October 2021
Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

The hon. Member makes a good point. I urge the UK Government to work with all the devolved Governments to …

Written Answers
Friday 22nd October 2021
Animals: Imports
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to reintroduce …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 17th May 2021
8. Miscellaneous
From 27 April 2021, Member of the British Horseracing Authority Whip Review Steering Group (2021/22). This is an unpaid role. …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Neil Hudson has voted in 300 divisions, and 11 times against the majority of their Party.

9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 341 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 351 Noes - 276
9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 354 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 363 Noes - 267
19 Jan 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 344 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 353 Noes - 277
19 Jan 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative No votes vs 353 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 353 Noes - 270
4 Nov 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 330 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 331 Noes - 272
12 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 327 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 332 Noes - 279
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
20 Jul 2020 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 323 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 263 Noes - 326
20 Jul 2020 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 335 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 251 Noes - 337
13 May 2020 - Remote Division result: New Clause 2 - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 326 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 277 Noes - 328
20 Sep 2021 - Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - View Vote Context
Neil Hudson voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative No votes vs 299 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 300 Noes - 55
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
George Eustice (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(8 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(8 debate interactions)
Gavin Williamson (Conservative)
(6 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(10 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(9 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(6 debate contributions)
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Penrith and The Border Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

Leading veterinary and welfare bodies are concerned by the alarming rise in ear-cropped dogs in the UK. Ear cropping is illegal in the UK and an unnecessary, painful mutilation with no welfare benefit. The practice involves cutting off part of the ear flap, often without anaesthesia or pain relief.

Plenty of dogs from UK breeders & rescues need homes. Transporting young pups long distances is often stressful, before being sold for ridiculous prices to unsuspecting dog-lovers. Government must adjust current laws, ban this unethical activity on welfare grounds & protect these poor animals ASAP.

Now that we have left the EU, the UK has the ability to finally stop the importation of Shark Fins. They had previously stated that 'Whilst in the EU, it is not possible to unilaterally ban the import of shark fins into the UK.'


Latest EDMs signed by Neil Hudson

Neil Hudson has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Neil Hudson, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

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Neil Hudson has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Neil Hudson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Neil Hudson has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Neil Hudson has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


29 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
4th Feb 2021
What steps his Department has taken to support the (a) tech and (b) digital sectors during the covid-19 outbreak.

The tech and digital sector has really stepped up to the challenges posed by the pandemic, which has seen tech adoption reportedly advancing 10 years in 2 months.

TO support them in this vital work, the Government Future Fund has distributed over £1bn in loans to over 1000 companies. Our local digital skills partnerships are helping to address tech companies workforce and skills needs.

22nd Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) increasing the age at which puppies can be imported into the UK to six months and (b) reintroducing the requirement for dogs to have a rabies blood test and wait period equivalent to the incubation period of rabies before entry into the UK.

The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill was introduced in Parliament on 8 June. The Bill allows us to protect the welfare of pets by introducing restrictions to crack down on the low welfare movements of pets into Great Britain and includes powers to introduce new restrictions on pet travel and on the commercial import of pets on welfare grounds, via secondary legislation.

The Government launched a consultation on 21 August on our proposed restrictions to the commercial and non-commercial movement of pets into Great Britain, including our proposal to ban the commercial and non-commercial movement of puppies under the age of six months into Great Britain. We will take into account the views of the public and will continue to work closely with stakeholders to ensure that our final measures are well considered and are guided by the latest evidence.

Defra has no immediate plans to change the import health requirements in relation to rabies for pets entering Great Britain. Recent quantitative risk assessments have concluded that the risk of a pet animal with rabies entering the UK under the pet travel rules is very low. Defra continues to monitor the disease situation carefully and our future policy will be guided by risk assessment.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
22nd Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to reintroduce the requirement for small animals to be treated for tapeworm before entering the UK.

Defra has no immediate plans to amend the tapeworm requirements for dogs, cats and ferrets entering Great Britain. However, we remain aware of the concerns around tapeworm and our future policy will be guided by risk assessment.

There are no plans to introduce tapeworm treatment to imports of other small animals.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
22nd Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to reintroduce the requirement for small animals to be treated for ticks before entering the UK.

Tick surveillance has shown that tick distribution and abundance is changing throughout the UK for many reasons, including habitat and climate change. Small numbers of localised infestations with non-native tick species have been reported in recent years. For these reasons, Defra strongly encourages pet owners to treat their pets to safeguard their animals against ticks and tick-transmitted diseases when travelling abroad.

Defra has no immediate plans to amend the tick controls for dogs, cats or ferrets entering into Great Britain. However, we remain aware of the concerns around ticks and tick-borne disease, and future policy will be guided by risk assessment.

There are no plans to introduce tick treatment to imports of other small animals.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cats entering the UK commercially were under six months of age in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

Prior to 2021 TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System) was used to record imports of animal/animal product movements into the UK. TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal movements into and throughout the EU.

Following the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU, all imports are notified via IPAFFs with the relevant information required. The data collected previously under TRACES and now IPAFFS covers all commercially imported cats and dogs, including commercial kittens, rescue cats and kittens, research cats and unaccompanied pets. The number of animals imported into the Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) is recorded on these systems but not the age of animals. Therefore, unfortunately we are unable to provide this level of data.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cats entering the UK non-commercially were under six months of age in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

We operate one of the most rigorous and robust pet travel checking regimes in Europe. All non-commercial dogs, cats and ferrets entering Great Britain on approved routes (every route other than ROI and NI) under the Pet Travel rules undergo 100% documentary and identity checks by authorised pet checkers.

There are numerous approved routes into the UK by which pets can travel. These diverse routes are managed by independent pet checkers and by a variety of carriers including ferries, air travel and trains. Pet checkers and carriers independently record the number of how many cats, dogs, ferrets and assistance dogs have travelled and are required to record additional details of the animal where non-compliance is discovered. They may also independently record identifying details for their own records.

The data regarding the Pet Travel Rules is based on information provided by checkers employed by approved carriers of pet animals. Raw data on the number of animals travelled via each authorised pet checker or carrier is provided to the Animal and Plant Health Agency and Border Force to enable effective enforcement action. This new system, with carrier captured data, records the number of pet animals entering the country more accurately than the previous legacy database (Pets database) which was initially deployed in 2006, but it is not a requirement to record the age of the animals travelling on those routes. Therefore, we cannot provide this data.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses entered Great Britain from Northern Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has completed a report in the Trade Control and Expert System and the Post Import Management System, and has not identified any matching consignments of these imports for 2020 or 2021.

When the TPA was renegotiated between the UK, the Republic of Ireland and France it was decided that there would be no requirement for certification and/or electronic moves to be recorded between the UK and the Republic of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Therefore, there are no records held on the number of TPA equidae moves between the UK and the Republic of Ireland on any APHA database or TRACES.

This was also the case for all other moves of unregistered Equidae between to UK and Republic of Ireland. As part of the TPA renegotiations, it was determined that no paperwork was required for these moves either. Therefore APHA does not hold any records on these movements.

From 1 January 2021, these agreements ceased and export health certification is required for all Equidae moves between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs entered Great Britain from Northern Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

APHA have competed a report in the Trade Control and Expert System and the Post Import Management System, and have not identified any matching consignments of these imports for 2020 or 2021.

As dogs from Northern Ireland moving to Great Britain do not require any notification or health certification, we are not able to provide any data regarding this.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs entered the UK from the EU in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of dogs imported from the EU to the UK from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Dogs

Jan 2020

3810

Feb 2020

3391

Mar 2020

1987

April 2020

934

May 2020

4,90

June 2020

5202

July 2020

6309

Aug 2020

5273

Sept 2020

6826

Oct 2020

7031

Nov 2020

6944

Dec 2020

8293

Jan 2021

1225

Feb 2021

5923

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses entered the UK from the Republic of Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency has completed a report in the Trade Control and Expert System and has not identified any matching consignments of these imports for 2020.

The following information is for 2021:

Month

Total Number of Equines

Jan 2021

91

Feb 2021

235

There are no records of movements for 2020. The UK, Republic of Ireland and France all formed the Tripartite Agreement and there was no requirement for certification or electronic moves to be recorded. From 1 January 2021,this agreement ceased and export health certification is required for all Equidae moves between the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals entered the UK from the Republic of Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of live animals imported from the Republic of Ireland to the UK from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Live Animals

Jan 2020

1,250,272

Feb 2020

406,040

Mar 2020

7,757,702

April 2020

9,117,860

May 2020

7,263,557

June 2020

2,868,940

July 2020

1,108,790

Aug 2020

1,341,426

Sept 2020

620,357

Oct 2020

207,214

Nov 2020

793,702

Dec 2020

725,924

Jan 2021

2,107,612

Feb 2021

2,649,697

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses left the UK for France in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of equines exported from the UK to France from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Equines travelled on an ITAHC or EHC

Equines travelled on a DOCOM

Total

Jan 2020

71

106

177

Feb 2020

48

120

168

Mar 2020

58

114

172

April 2020

26

115

141

May 2020

18

76

94

June 2020

30

418

448

July 2020

29

337

366

Aug 2020

91

198

289

Sept 2020

36

195

231

Oct 2020

96

274

370

Nov 2020

61

78

139

Dec 2020

82

241

323

Jan 2021

8

N/A

8

Feb 2021

79

N/A

89

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses left the UK for the Republic of Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of equines exported from the UK to the Republic of Ireland from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Equines

Jan 2021

88

Feb 2021

471

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has completed a report in Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) and has not identified any matching consignments of these imports for 2020.

There are no records of movements for 2020. The UK, Republic of Ireland and France all formed the Tripartite Agreement and there was no requirement for certification and/or electronic moves to be recorded. From 1 January 2021, this agreement ceased and export health certification is required for all Equidae moves between the UK and Republic of Ireland.

This data was extracted from the TRACES. TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by APHA from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals entered the UK from the EU in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of live animals imported from the EU to the UK from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Live Animals

Jan 2020

1,480,131

Feb 2020

870,907

Mar 2020

1,357,395

April 2020

1,297,715

May 2020

1,540,619

June 2020

1,586,510

July 2020

1,046,970

Aug 2020

823,823

Sept 2020

1,145,903

Oct 2020

1,263,498

Nov 2020

939,216

Dec 2020

823,948

Jan 2021

12,169,207

Feb 2021

110,935,911

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals left the UK for the EU in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of live animals exported from the UK to the EU from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Live Animals

Jan 2020

2,588,293

Feb 2020

1,911,125

Mar 2020

2,073293

April 2020

2,862,619

May 2020

2,239,639

June 2020

3,009,449

July 2020

2,158,253

Aug 2020

2,347,465

Sept 2020

1,990,329

Oct 2020

2,066,370

Nov 2020

1,356,446

Dec 2020

1,031,599

Jan 2021

N/A

Feb 2021

N/A

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

There are no records of individual animal numbers travelling from the UK to the EU for 2021.

EHC Online does have a section for APHA to note the total number of animals exported, but as we have changed the requirement for certified copies to be returned, this information can only be captured for livestock and camelids.

Export Health Certification issued using the new EHC Online service contains a module for Certifying Officers (CO) to record when they have approved, rejected or cancelled a certificate. As a result, APHA no longer routinely require COs to return certified copies of EHC to APHA. APHA can no longer provide data on the exact number of live animals being exported from Great Britain to the EU.

The EHC Online service was enhanced in February 2021 to include an area for APHA to record the total number of animals exported on an EHC, but this data field will only be completed by APHA for exports of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and camelids where there remains a requirement for the return of a certified copy of the EHC. The return of certified copies of these EHCs remains due to legislative requirements for the UK to trace and report the export of animals form a holding where a disease outbreak has occurred post-export.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses entered the UK from the EU in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of equines imported from the EU to the UK from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Equines

Jan 2020

284

Feb 2020

283

Mar 2020

310

April 2020

72

May 2020

182

June 2020

361

July 2020

278

Aug 2020

379

Sept 2020

363

Oct 2020

433

Nov 2020

464

Dec 2020

379

Jan 2021

258

Feb 2021

801

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses entered the UK from France in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of equines imported from France to the UK from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Equines travelled on an ITAHC or EHC

Equines travelled on a DOCOM

Total

Jan 2020

18

148

166

Feb 2020

15

102

117

Mar 2020

17

112

129

April 2020

4

61

65

May 2020

18

201

219

June 2020

22

73

95

July 2020

23

84

107

Aug 2020

27

70

97

Sept 2020

28

78

106

Oct 2020

37

145

182

Nov 2020

23

112

135

Dec 2020

27

187

214

Jan 2021

61

N/A

61

Feb 2021

244

N/A

244

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs entered the UK from the Republic of Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of dogs imported from the Republic of Ireland to the UK from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Dogs

Jan 2020

694

Feb 2020

658

Mar 2020

467

April 2020

99

May 2020

309

June 2020

480

July 2020

461

Aug 2020

449

Sept 2020

640

Oct 2020

572

Nov 2020

508

Dec 2020

477

Jan 2021

97

Feb 2021

532

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses left the UK for the EU in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of equines exported from the UK to the EU from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Equines

Jan 2020

495

Feb 2020

422

Mar 2020

389

April 2020

295

May 2020

364

June 2020

542

July 2020

309

Aug 2020

506

Sept 2020

333

Oct 2020

395

Nov 2020

242

Dec 2020

320

Jan 2021

344

Feb 2021

991

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals entered Great Britain from Northern Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

The number of live animals imported from Northern Ireland to Great Britain from January 2020 to February 2021 are as follows:

Month

Total Number of Live Animals

Jan 2020

7554

Feb 2020

9147

Mar 2020

13644

April 2020

7397

May 2020

6918

June 2020

8225

July 2020

7230

Aug 2020

6687

Sept 2020

8219

Oct 2020

3630

Nov 2020

3696

Dec 2020

4534

Jan 2021

16

Feb 2021

32

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). TRACES is a European Commission system employed by EU member states to facilitate and record animal/animal product movements into and throughout the EU.

This response has been compiled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency from data provided by third parties, and as such is reliant on the providers for the accuracy of the information.

The data is correct according to APHA records. However, APHA is now receiving an increased number of Importer Notifications that do not specify country of origin of the consignment. This may account in the reduction of figures for January and February.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
10th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for the equine population in the UK of the recent equine herpes virus 1 outbreak in Europe.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Newton Abbot on 11 March 2021, PQ UIN 162616.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
11th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with the Leader of the House on parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements including the Australia agreement.

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 11th June 2021 to Question UIN: 7771.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
11th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will take steps to ensure that animal welfare clauses or chapters are inserted into the Australia trade agreement.

Prime Ministers Johnson and Morrison secured an historic free trade agreement on 15 June at Number 10 Downing Street. The Government expects to publish an agreement document outlining what has been agreed for Agreement in Principle (AiP) in the coming days.

This agreement with Australia secures positive steps on animal welfare. The Government has secured a non-regression clause with Australia to ensure that neither country lowers current or future animal welfare protections. The Government has also secured commitments to cooperate together on animal welfare internationally.

The UK produces high quality, premium produce that is globally sought after, and maintaining high domestic standards is a red line in all the UK’s trade negotiations, as the Government works to bring new export opportunities to British farmers.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
11th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether clauses or chapters on animal welfare may be inserted into the Australia Trade Agreement.

Prime Ministers Johnson and Morrison secured an historic free trade agreement on 15 June at Number 10 Downing Street. The Government expects to publish an agreement document outlining what has been agreed for Agreement in Principle (AiP) in the coming days.

This agreement with Australia secures positive steps on animal welfare. The Government has secured a non-regression clause with Australia to ensure that neither country lowers current or future animal welfare protections. The Government has also secured commitments to cooperate together on animal welfare internationally.

The UK produces high quality, premium produce that is globally sought after, and maintaining high domestic standards is a red line in all the UK’s trade negotiations, as the Government works to bring new export opportunities to British farmers.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
10th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when the Trade and Agriculture Commission will be constituted and will able to scrutinise forthcoming trade agreements.

On 7 June, the Department launched a call for expressions of interest for expert advisors to join the new Trade and Agriculture Commission. The Commission will be established in time to scrutinise the planned Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia, to inform parliamentary scrutiny following signature. It will also scrutinise other planned FTAs.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
10th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will take steps to ensure that produce from animals that have had (a) high use of antimicrobials or (b) use of growth promoters will not be permitted to enter the UK under trade deals.

All agri-food products imported into the UK under existing or future free trade agreements will, as now, have to meet the UK’s food safety and other Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard requirements for imports. These include clear controls on limits of veterinary medicine residues in meat and other animal products. That will not change under any trade deal.

The UK is a world leader in the battle against antimicrobial resistance – significantly cutting use of antibiotics in farming, with sales of antibiotics for livestock reduced by 40% over the five years to the end of 2018. The UK will ensure that Antimicrobial Resistance remains a global priority by continuing to lead international policy dialogue at the highest political levels through the G7, G20 and other international and regional fora, and as a major supporter of the United Nations and wider multilateral system.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
20th Jul 2021
What steps he is taking to ensure that tackling poverty and inequality throughout the world remains a priority for his Department.

Poverty reduction is at the core of the mission of the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. It is fundamental to all seven of our strategic priorities for development and ODA spending.

By bringing our development and diplomatic expertise together in the new FCDO, and coordinating all UK activity in country better, we are using the full resources of Her Majesty’s Government to tackle poverty and reduce inequality.