This Commons Library debate pack has been prepared ahead of the Westminster Hall debate, scheduled for Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 430-530pm. It provides background information on the legislation, guidance and attempts to tackle the issue of dog fouling in the UK.

This Commons Library debate pack has been produced ahead of the debate on seagulls in coastal towns and cities. The debate will be in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 7 February 2017, 2.30-4pm. The Member in charge is Oliver Colvile MP. Debate packs are intended to provide useful information for Members, including press and parliamentary material, on issues relating to the debate.

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    The Petitions Committee have scheduled a debate in Westminster Hall on Monday 6 February 2017 at 4.30pm on the motion “That this House has considered e-petition 165905 relating to the domestic ivory market in the UK”. Luke Hall MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate. Petition to Parliament and Government Response from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs): https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/165905

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    This Pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the circular economy for leftover paint, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 2.30pm. The Member in charge of this debate is Angela Smith MP.

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    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on Sentencing for Animal Cruelty, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 4.30-5.30pm. The Member in charge of the debate is Anna Turley MP. Ms Turley is the sponsor of a Private Members Bill, Animal Cruelty (Sentencing) Bill 2016-17, which would “increase the maximum sentences available to the court for specified offences related to animal cruelty; and for connected purposes”. The Bill is scheduled to have its second reading on Friday 24 February 2017.

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    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on global biodiversity, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 1 November 2016 at 2.30pm. The Member in charge of this debate is Dame Caroline Spelman MP.

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    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on badger culling and bovine TB, to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 7 June 2016 at 4.30-5.30pm. The Member in charge of this debate is Dr Paul Monaghan MP.

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    This Debate Pack has been produced ahead of the debate on the welfare of young dogs bred for sale in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 7th March 2016. The subject for the debate has been chosen by the Backbench Business Committee. It is intended to provide useful information for Members, including press and parliamentary material, on issues relating to dog breeding and the sale of dogs. More detailed briefings can be prepared for Members on request to the Library.

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    This debate pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on lead shot ammunition to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 8 December 2015 at 4.30-5.30pm. The Member in charge of the debate is Gerald Jones MP

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    This pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on A tax on sugary drinks in Westminster Hall on Monday 30 November 2015 at 4.30pm. The subject of this debate has been chosen by the Petitions Committee and will consider ePetition 106651: Introduce a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to improve our children's health. Experts believe a tax of just 7p per regular-sized can of soft drink with added sugar could generate £1 billion per year. We believe this crucial revenue should be ring-fenced to support much needed preventative strategies in the NHS and schools around childhood obesity and diet-related disease. The Government responded: The Government has no plans to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The Government will announce its plans for tackling childhood obesity by the end of the year.

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    This Debate Pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on the future of clean energy investment to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 25 November 2015. The Member in charge is Caroline Flint.