12 SEP 2016

Dr Dan raises plight of horses

In trying to bring an end to the plight of some horses being kept in the vicinity of Paper Mill Lane, Dr has written to both Suffolk County Council and the RSPCA insisting that urgent action is now taken to intervene and protect the animals from further suffering.

Dr Dan has raised concerns over the welfare of the animals on a number of occasions now and continues to have concerns at their poor condition. A number of constituents have contacted Dr Dan in recent weeks and previously, towards the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 setting out their concerns that the horses are being kept in an inhumane and cruel conditions.

Dr Dan said "Despite previous assurances that steps were being taken to ensure the welfare of the animals, it is clear that the situation has deteriorated further and in this unseasonally hot and uncomfortable weather, I am keen to ensure that the welfare of these animals is addressed immediately and that they are no longer subjected to this prolonged cruelty.

In writing to both Suffolk County Council and the RSPCA, Dr Dan has asked that steps are taken immediately to improve the welfare of the animals, as well as seeking reassurance that adequate measures are in place to ensure that their future wellbeing is safeguarded.

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Daniel Poulter: The Minister is slightly at odds about the point being made. The point is not how it is open to the trust to procure the best clinical services but how, later, through a company, staff might be re-employed on a lower salary. Clearly, trusts already have flexibility through “Agenda for Change” to start people on a higher pay point, but I wondered more generally whether my hon....

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