The Conservative MP for York Outer, Julian Sturdy, deserves great credit for successfully getting the Control of Horses Bill through the Commons: following years of lobbying by groups including NFU and the CLA, it started life as a Private Members’ Bill championed by York Outer MP Julian Sturdy, which was then adopted by the Commons. This is a problem that has been highlighted and pressed on me by local constituents and one school in Tynedale. It gives greater powers and a much quicker timeframe.
The bill has now completed its successful passage through Parliament, meaning it will become law ahead of May’s General Election and giving people the ability to deal with what has been described as a “devastating” problem for landowners and farmers.
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