Ministers have suggested that all breeds of dogs be covered by compulsory third party liability policies, and have asked whether owners who fail to take out insurance should be punished with fines or other sanctions.
There are pet insurance companies. They would clearly benefit from the passing of such a law.
Someone should start tabling questions in the House. Which Ministers have met representatives of such companies? Which such companies have made donations to which political parties? Who knows who?
If this were a law being proposed in a US State you would bet odds on that that is where the impetus for such a law came from. Not entirely convinced that the UK is free of such impeti either.
I\’ve not got time for this today but a useful trawl might be made for any of these companies making political donations over at the Electoral Commission site.