Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.
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).
End the Cage Age for all farmed animalsGov Responded - 20 Aug 2021 Debated on - 20 Jun 2022 View 's petition debate contributions
Every year across the UK, millions of farmed animals are kept in cages, unable to express their natural behaviours and experiencing huge suffering. These inhumane systems cannot be the future of British farming. The UK Government must legislate to ‘End the Cage Age’ for all farmed animals.
Replace Breed Specific Legislation with a new statutory frameworkGov Responded - 17 Apr 2020 Debated on - 5 Jul 2021 View 's petition debate contributions
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.
Fern’s Law: Compulsory to scan & check microchips to reunite stolen dogs, cats.Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 28 Jun 2021 View 's petition debate contributions
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
Vets to scan prior to euthanasia for Rescue Back up and confirm keeper detailsGov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 28 Jun 2021 View 's petition debate contributions
A healthy young dog with RBU was euthanised. The person who requested euthanasia was not the registered keeper.
The UK should ban the importation of Shark Fins.Gov Responded - 3 Nov 2020 Debated on - 7 Jun 2021 View 's petition debate contributions
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.'
Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.Gov Responded - 8 Sep 2020 Debated on - 7 Jun 2021 View 's petition debate contributions
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.
Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UKGov Responded - 9 Mar 2021 Debated on - 7 Jun 2021 View 's petition debate contributions
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.
Pet Theft Reform: Amend animal welfare law to make pet theft a specific offence.Gov Responded - 16 Jul 2019 Debated on - 19 Oct 2020 View 's petition debate contributions
We propose to amend the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to make pet theft a specific offence, distinct from that of inanimate objects; and in sentencing, the courts must consider the fear, alarm or distress to the pet and owners and not monetary value.
Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences.Gov Responded - 31 Mar 2020 Debated on - 19 Oct 2020 View 's petition debate contributions
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.
Recognise animal sentience & require that animal welfare has full regard in lawGov Responded - 13 Mar 2019 Debated on - 16 Mar 2020 View 's petition debate contributions
EU law recognises animals as sentient beings, aware of their feelings and emotions. Animals are at risk of losing these vital legal protections, post-Brexit. We want a BetterDealForAnimals: a law that creates a duty for all Ministers in the UK to fully regard animal welfare in policy making.
End the Cage Age: ban cages for all farmed animals.Gov Responded - 22 Mar 2019 Debated on - 16 Mar 2020 View 's petition debate contributions
Across the UK, millions of farmed animals are kept in cages, unable to express their natural behaviours. This causes huge suffering.
We call on the UK government to end this inhumane practice by banning all cages for farmed animals. Cages are cruel.
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
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.