Closed petition Seek common travel area between GB NI & ROI for Guide dogs & Assistance dogs

The Government should seek to create a common travel area between GB NI & ROI for Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs.

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Guide Dogs UK have been forced to suspend the puppy walking scheme in NI due to the pet travel restrictions. The new regulations will make it impossible to place a puppy until they are around 4 months of age. Change at this time could adversely affect their development and the likelihood of qualification. Furthermore it could adversely affect the lives of guide dog owners, service users, fundraising and the number of dogs being trained/ qualifying annually adding to an already extensive waiting list.

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E-petition session on the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On Monday 22 February the Petitions Committee will hold a virtual e-petition session to discuss the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

MPs will discuss the issue in light of a petition calling for the Government to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to enable unfettered GB-NI Trade: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209

Watch live from 4.30pm on Monday 22 February:
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The petition calling for the Government to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to enable unfettered GB-NI Trade is being considered in an e-petition session because sittings in Westminster Hall (where e-petitions are normally debated) have been suspended as part of Parliament’s arrangements for adapting to the Coronavirus outbreak.

MPs to debate pet travel on Thursday 2 December

MPs will hold a debate on pet travel on Thursday 2 December in Westminster Hall. The debate will be led by Sheryll Murray MP.

The debate will start at 3pm and last for up to an hour and a half.

Watch the debate: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/46bdde53-5e55-490c-93fc-1e6ccd879646

You'll be able to read a transcript of the debate a few hours after it happens: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2021-12-02

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