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.
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.