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Victoria Prentis

Conservative - Banbury

Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since September 2021)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
13th Feb 2020 - 16th Sep 2021
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
28th Jan 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Justice Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
2nd Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
2nd Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Justice Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017

Department Event
Wednesday 6th July 2022
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate - General Committee
6 Jul 2022, 2:30 p.m.
The draft Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022
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Department Event
Thursday 8th September 2022
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral questions - Main Chamber
8 Sep 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 267 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 175 Noes - 271
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Flooding: Irwell Vale and Surrounding Areas
The Environment Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton Deane, would be delighted to meet my hon. Friend. I …
Written Answers
Friday 15th March 2019
Prisoners' Release
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) resettlement day …
Early Day Motions
None available
Tuesday 25th October 2016
National Health Service Provision (Local Consultation) Bill 2016-17
A bill to make provision about mandatory local consultation in relation to changes in services proposed by NHS Trusts and …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 27th April 2020
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
Amount of donation or nature …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Stalking Protection Act 2019
A Bill to make provision for protecting persons from risks associated with stalking; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Victoria Prentis has voted in 537 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(167 debate interactions)
Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Minister (Defence)
(105 debate interactions)
Stephanie Peacock (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Defence)
(82 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(4 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(4 debate contributions)
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Banbury Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Banbury signature proportion
Petitions with most Banbury signatures
Petition Open
of 214,610 signatures (0.22%)
Petition Open
of 188,400 signatures (0.25%)
Petition Open
of 4,519 signatures (9.43%)
Petition Debates Contributed

Every year across the UK, millions of farmed animals are kept in cages, unable to express their natural behaviours and experiencing huge suffering. These inhumane systems cannot be the future of British farming. The UK Government must legislate to ‘End the Cage Age’ for all farmed animals.

Breed Specific Legislation fails to achieve what Parliament intended, to protect the public. It focuses on specific breeds, which fails to appreciate a dog is not aggressive purely on the basis of its breed. It allows seizure of other breeds, but the rules are not applied homogeneously by councils.

Many missing microchipped pets are never reunited as it’s optional to scan & check microchip registration. It’s time veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues checked pet & keeper match on the original database at a pets 1st consultation or yearly checkup. It’s their only chance to get home

A healthy young dog with RBU was euthanised. The person who requested euthanasia was not the registered keeper.

Leading veterinary and welfare bodies are concerned by the alarming rise in ear-cropped dogs in the UK. Ear cropping is illegal in the UK and an unnecessary, painful mutilation with no welfare benefit. The practice involves cutting off part of the ear flap, often without anaesthesia or pain relief.

Plenty of dogs from UK breeders & rescues need homes. Transporting young pups long distances is often stressful, before being sold for ridiculous prices to unsuspecting dog-lovers. Government must adjust current laws, ban this unethical activity on welfare grounds & protect these poor animals ASAP.

Now that we have left the EU, the UK has the ability to finally stop the importation of Shark Fins. They had previously stated that 'Whilst in the EU, it is not possible to unilaterally ban the import of shark fins into the UK.'

Pet Theft Reform 2020: Revise the sentencing guidelines in the Theft Act 1968 to reclassify pet theft as a specific crime. Ensure that monetary value is irrelevant for the categorisation of dog and cat theft crime for sentencing purposes. Recognise pet theft as a category 2 offence or above.

Latest EDMs signed by Victoria Prentis

Victoria Prentis has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Victoria Prentis, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Victoria Prentis has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Victoria Prentis has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Victoria Prentis

A bill to make provision about mandatory local consultation in relation to changes in services proposed by NHS Trusts and healthcare commissioning authorities; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Victoria Prentis has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament