Source: British Parliament News (Video)
MPs from across the House of Commons debate petitions calling for pet theft to be made a specific criminal offence.
The debate will last up to 90 minutes, and will be led by Petitions Committee member Tom Hunt MP. MPs from all parties can take part, and a Minister from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will respond on behalf of the Government.
What are petitions debates?
Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.
Follow the Committee on Twitter for real-time updates on its work: https://www.twitter.com/hocpetitions
Join in the discussion using hashtag #PetTheftDebate
Get caught up with some background reading: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2020-0111/