• Debate Pack

    Seagulls in coastal towns and cities

    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.

  • Debate Pack

    Domestic Ivory Market in the UK

    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

  • Debate Pack

    The UK ivory trade

    This Debate Pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the UK ivory trade to be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 8 December at 3.00pm. The subject for the debate has been chosen by the Backbench Business Committee, following a representation made by Jeremy Lefroy.

  • Debate Pack

    CCTV in equine slaughterhouses

    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on CCTV in equine slaughterhouses, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 2.30pm. The Member in charge of the debate is Liz Saville Roberts MP.

  • Debate Pack

    Sentencing for Animal Cruelty

    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.

  • Debate Pack

    Global Biodiversity

    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.

  • Debate Pack

    Driven grouse shooting

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 31 October 2016 to consider e-petitions 125003 (Ban driven grouse shooting) and 164851 (Protect grouse moors and grouse shooting) relating to driven grouse shooting. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Petitions Committee.

  • Research Briefing

    Grouse shooting

    Grouse shooting takes place on moorlands managed for the birds. The Government believes that grouse shooting makes a significant economic, social and environmental contribution. However, others are concerned that grouse moor management is leading to environmental damage and the illegal killing of birds of prey. Two public petitions have been launched on this matter, on both sides of the argument. The Petitions Committee took evidence from witnesses on 18 October 2016, and a debate is scheduled for 31 October 2016.

  • Debate Pack

    South Korea and the dog meat trade

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 12 September 2016 at 4.30pm on an e-petition entitled ‘Urge the South Korean Government to end the brutal dog meat trade’. The subject for the debate was selected by the Petitions Committee, and the Member in charge is Oliver Dowden.

  • Debate Pack

    Ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares

    This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held on Thursday 21 July 2016 on a ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares. The topic for this debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee. The debate will be introduced by Jim Dowd MP on the motion: That this House notes the indiscriminate and cruel nature of snares, the failure of previous attempts at voluntary and self-regulation amongst operators, and the continued suffering caused to thousands of animals every year by these traps; and calls on the Government to implement a full ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares at the earliest opportunity.

  • Debate Pack

    Dog fighting

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on dog fighting to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 9.30am. Dr Lisa Cameron initiated the debate.