Thank you for contacting me about British support for Ukrainian nationals. I know that this is an issue about which my constituents care deeply, with some even generously offering to open their home to those who have fled the country.
I appreciate that there is considerable support for banning all imports of fur products and I am pleased that the Government has decided to seek views on animal welfare through a recent call for evidence.
I am really pleased that the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill has had cross party support because it is such an important Bill. The Bill enshrines the recognition that animals are sentient in domestic law.
Thank you for your email about the recent events in Downing Street which have been reported on by the media. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, has confirmed that the Police are investigating some matters referred to them by Sue Gray.
Thank you for your email on the newly introduced alcohol duty. I completely understand your points and this is something I have been in close contact with the Minister about as I know many breweries and wineries in Meon Valley who this will affect.
The Hunting Act 2004 makes it an offence to hunt a wild mammal with dogs except where it is carried out in accordance with the exemptions in the Act. I know that those found guilty under the Act are subject to the full force of the law.
There is absolutely no intention to bring in “vaccine passports”. We are asking people to have a Lateral Flow Test or to show their vaccination status before they attend heavily-attended activities in a small number of relatively high-risk environments.