Animal welfare inspectors and improvement notices

Researching the effectiveness of s.10 Improvement Notices under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in the period 2015-present. Inspectors: – How many Inspectors are currently employed to carry out inspections under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 at your local authority? Enforcement … Continue reading

Puppy related complaints

The number of reports/complaints made relating to puppies (selling/breeding etc). Number of puppy related complaints made to local Trading Standards between; 23 March 2020 – 31 October 2020 – 31 01 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 – 45

Investigative Powers Act training

1. How many Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Applications were submitted by council staff in the 2017, 2018 and 2019? 2017: 1 2018: 2 2019: 6 2. How many council staff are currently trained to enable them to … Continue reading

Vehicle clocking

1. In the past 12 months, how many reports of vehicle clocking (lowering the vehicles mileage) has your council received? Between January and December 2019 we had 36 reports which may have involved an allegation of odometer tampering 2. In … Continue reading

Microchip scanners

Please could you send me, the number of microchip scanners currently within your county council’s possession, for example devices such as Halo Microchip Scanners that are used to detect microchips in animals, such as may held by dog warden services.  … Continue reading

Trading Standards – TM44 Compliance

Q1. Have you set up a Trading Standards Officer to implement an active TM44 compliance programme. Provide that person’s name and details. We have not allocated a specific resource to this and we therefore do not hold this information. Q2. … Continue reading

Hazardous Chemical product Analysis

“Could you tell me the following please? Please use the spreadsheet attached. 1) How many sample products were analysed for hazardous chemicals in each of these years: 2017, 2018, 2019. 2) How many breached legal limits? 3) Please breakdown by … Continue reading

Farm Animal Welfare Inspections

1. How many farms in your jurisdiction have been inspected by your department on animal welfare grounds in the last 12 months and, in each case, what triggered the inspection (e.g. complaint from the public, complaint from another government department, … Continue reading