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Breed specific legislation to be debated by MPs

1 June 2022

On Monday 6 June, MPs will debate a petition relating to breed specific legislation.

Christina Rees MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, has been asked by the Committee to open the debate. MPs from all parties can take part, and the Government will send a minister to respond.

Repeal Breed Specific Legislation

The petition, which has more than 114,000 signatures, states: “The Government should repeal breed specific provisions in dangerous dogs legislation. We believe these provisions are a flawed approach to public safety and an ethical failing with regards to animal welfare.”

In response to the petition, provided on 13 January 2022, the Government said: “Simply repealing the breed specific provisions in dangerous dogs legislation with no other changes would increase the risks to public safety, which the Government is unwilling to do.”

What are petitions debates?

Petitions debates are 'general' debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.

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