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Cats: Electronic Tagging

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 107106, tabled on 21 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the compulsory microchipping of cats; and when he plans for those regulations to come into effect.

Answered on

29 October 2020

The Government is committed to improving the welfare of cats and has a manifesto commitment to introduce compulsory microchipping of cats. In October 2019 Defra published a call for evidence on compulsory microchipping for cats, which attracted over 3,000 responses. We will be publishing a summary of the responses alongside the launch of a public consultation shortly.