The 10pm closing time is part of a package of measures designed to strike a balance between what is reasonable and proportionate to slow the spread of the virus and taking into account usual human behaviour.
I am a life-long cat lover. I have always had cats, and currently have two (both microchipped) and thus I fully understand that cats are cherished members of the family and I know that their disappearance and deaths can cause a lot of distress.
I share your concerns about the recent violence we have seen on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia, especially at a time when I know that both countries are struggling with coronavirus pandemics.
I know the Government is committed to ensuring that future trade agreements must work for our farmers and consumers, and Ministers have firmly committed to maintaining Britain’s high environmental and food safety standards in future trade agreements.
First and foremost, I am an animal lover and believe wholeheartedly that they are are sentient beings who can feel pain and suffering, and I would like to reassure you that strong action is being taken to reduce their risk of harm.
We are a nation of animal lovers, so it is only right that we have some of the highest welfare standards in the world. In addition to fur farming being banned in the UK, I am pleased to note that the import of fur products is tightly regulated.
It must be a matter of priority for all of us that we do everything in our power to ensure our children are happy and healthy. I know Ministers share this view and I am reassured that many steps are already being taken towards this goal.
I sympathise with anyone who have been made redundant or who is currently facing redundancy, particularly during this already challenging time. I appreciate that many employees are worried that, as restrictions are eased and the UK begins its economic recovery, there may be redundancies.
I certainly share your concerns of many at about the cases of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa in Bahrain, as does the Foreign Secretary. The UK has already raised both cases, and will continue to do so, at senior levels with the Government of Bahrain, which in turn is fully aware that the UK i
I am very sorry to learn of the challenges many have been facing and hope these will be swiftly resolved as we move out of the lockdown measures. During the crisis, I have assisted with a considerable number of business and employment support enquiries. In addition to working with councils, ban
I do appreciate your strength of feeling about NC4 and I agree with you about the importance of effective Parliamentary scrutiny, of trade deals or otherwise. I do not, however, believe that the provisions outlined in NC4 are necessary – hence why I declined to support it.
I do believe that in the long-run, HS2 will play an important role in the UK’s transition to a net-zero carbon economy. I understand that HS2 will offer some of the lowest carbon emissions per passenger-km.
Animal research still plays an important role in providing vital safety information for potential new medicines. It is worth remembering that, as a result of findings from animal studies, a large number of potential new drugs never get as far as being tested in humans.
Unfortunately, due to prior commitments, I was unable to attend the APPG’s event earlier this month. However, as an environmentalist and the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment, planting trees and protecting woodland is extremely important to me.
It is crucial that those at most risk in our society are protected in order to safeguard their own health and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed. I am also greatly saddened to hear of financial difficulties at this time.
Cancer remains a high priority for the Government and despite survival rates being at a record high, too many people continue to die from it, leaving many devastated by the loss of loved ones. Since 2010 rates of survival from cancer have increased year-on-year.
I know this can be a very painful and debilitating condition. I recognise that living with a long-term condition, such as arthritis, has a significant impact upon a person’s wellbeing and I would like to thank Versus Arthritis for raising awareness of this issue.
I believe we must all receive dignified care in old age. With an ageing population, this is one of the biggest challenges our country faces. I support the Government’s commitment to making sure that the most vulnerable in society gain the support they need.
It is encouraging that air pollution has reduced significantly since 2010. Emissions of nitrogen oxides have fallen by 33 percent and are at their lowest level since records began. However, there is still more to do.
I believe increasing public awareness and understanding of dementia among the wider public is vital to ensure that people are supported to live well with the condition, and I am encouraged that there are over 3 million Dementia Friends.
As you know, the foreign aid budget is set at 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI). This is the proportion that has been used since 1974, though under David Cameron this was enshrined in law rather than simply being a target. Since then, the UK has been amongst the top five or six donors interna
Although I support the objective of the amendment, I opposed it because it was not required and was indeed inappropriate, for two reasons. Firstly, it was completely irrelevant to the Bill and out of scope of it. The Trade Bill that we voted on cannot be used to implement future trade deals.
I believe it is vital for young people in this country to learn about black history and imperial history. I am therefore pleased that all schools have the freedom to teach it from primary school age onwards, as part of the history curriculum.
These have been very difficult times for the country and while it is paramount to protect jobs and the economy, I appreciate that questions are also being asked about the way the country does business in the future.
e have some fantastic independent, local newspapers in South Cambridgeshire, such as The Royston Crow, The Cambourne Crier and the Cambridge Independent. As someone who has had a career in journalism, I appreciate just how important independent newspapers are.
I know that concerns about the supply of medications can be very distressing, so I would like to reassure you that my colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care are aware of supply issues with some treatments, and they are working closely with suppliers to address the problem.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the independent body responsible for regulating the sport of horseracing. It works closely with animal charities across the UK, such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare, to ensure that the highest of standards are upheld.
I strongly believe that people who abuse children must be stopped, regardless of their race, age, or gender. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is not exclusive to any single culture, community, race or religion.
As Chairman for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment, this bill being airtight and ensuring that our planet is protected for future generations is of the upmost importance to me and I am working closely with my colleagues on both sides of the House to ensure that it is.
The steps we need to take to confront this public health emergency are having a profound effect on our economy. I know that many people now fear losing their jobs, being unable to pay their rent or mortgage and bills.
Hearing aids can assist people’s lives immensely – improving the ability to hear speech and giving people more confidence in holding a conversation, and overall help to allow people to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Poor air quality is the greatest environmental risk to our health. Our air is now cleaner than at any point since the industrial revolution, but there is more work to be done if we are to protect the health of our nation.
The UK has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world and it is right for us to cement our status as a global leader by continuing to raise the bar. All animals should be subject to the highest possible welfare standards.
I have a high regard for animal welfare, which I am pleased is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 already makes it an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to any animal, including gamebirds.
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