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Assistance Animals: Registration

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 154139, tabled on 14 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the introduction of a registration system for assistance dogs.

Answered on

22 April 2022

The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.

There are recognised standards for assistance dogs worldwide set by international bodies to which a number of UK charities and organisations are accredited.