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Conservatives win backbench revolt over national dog register

Title
Conservatives win backbench revolt over national dog register
Genre
News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
1 May 1990
Year of production
1990
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Duration
00:03:47
Description
The Government has narrowly survived a House of Commons backbench revolt which would have forced it to introduce a compulsory nationwide dog register. The scheme was rejected by just twelve votes after fifty Tory rebels voted with the Labour Party. SPeaking in favour are: former RSPCA Chairman Dame Janet Fookes; Labour MP Gerry Bermingham; Labour’s environment spokesperson Ann Taylor. Speaking in opposition to scheme: former Conservative Environment Minister Dick Tracey; Conservative MP Robert Jones; and Environment Minister David Heathcoat-Amory. From Westminster, Paul Rowley reports.
Contributors
Janet Fookes; Robert Jones; Ann Taylor; Paul Rowley; Richard Tracey; Gerry Bermingham; David Heathcoat-Amory
Keywords
Legislation; Domestic animals; Government; Dogs; Registration

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