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Victoria Prentis

Conservative - Banbury

Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since September 2021)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
13th Feb 2020 - 16th Sep 2021
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
28th Jan 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Justice Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
2nd Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
2nd Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Justice Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017

Department Event
Thursday 23rd June 2022
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral questions - Main Chamber
23 Jun 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 296 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 248 Noes - 310
Thursday 28th April 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
We do not have jurisdiction over the fishing activities of vessels operating in the special area under a licence issued …
Written Answers
Friday 15th March 2019
Prisoners' Release
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) resettlement day …
Early Day Motions
None available
Tuesday 25th October 2016
National Health Service Provision (Local Consultation) Bill 2016-17
A bill to make provision about mandatory local consultation in relation to changes in services proposed by NHS Trusts and …
Friday 20th May 2022
MP Financial Interests
Monday 27th April 2020
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
Amount of donation or nature …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Stalking Protection Act 2019
A Bill to make provision for protecting persons from risks associated with stalking; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Victoria Prentis has voted in 523 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(164 debate interactions)
Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Minister (Defence)
(104 debate interactions)
Stephanie Peacock (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Defence)
(82 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(4 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(4 debate contributions)
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Banbury 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

Breed Specific Legislation fails to achieve what Parliament intended, to protect the public. It focuses on specific breeds, which fails to appreciate a dog is not aggressive purely on the basis of its breed. It allows seizure of other breeds, but the rules are not applied homogeneously by councils.

Many missing microchipped pets are never reunited as it’s optional to scan & check microchip registration. It’s time veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues checked pet & keeper match on the original database at a pets 1st consultation or yearly checkup. It’s their only chance to get home

A healthy young dog with RBU was euthanised. The person who requested euthanasia was not the registered keeper.

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.'

Pet Theft Reform 2020: Revise the sentencing guidelines in the Theft Act 1968 to reclassify pet theft as a specific crime. Ensure that monetary value is irrelevant for the categorisation of dog and cat theft crime for sentencing purposes. Recognise pet theft as a category 2 offence or above.

Latest EDMs signed by Victoria Prentis

Victoria Prentis has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

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

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Victoria Prentis has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Victoria Prentis has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Victoria Prentis

A bill to make provision about mandatory local consultation in relation to changes in services proposed by NHS Trusts and healthcare commissioning authorities; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Victoria Prentis has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament