Here's the debate in full flow (several MPs contributed):
Here's the debate on the parliamentary calendar:
Here's an explanation of the madness from backbench Labour MP Robert Flello, who proposed the debate:
On Thursday 4 September I will therefore be leading a debate in Parliament on the regulation of the sale of puppies and kittens.
The ultimate goal of campaigners is to see a ban on the sale of puppies and kittens when their mother is not present. Over 110,000 people have signed a petition to this end, and I hope in the debate on Thursday to be able to persuade Government to take a crucial first step by outlawing the sale of puppies and kittens from high street outlets, puppy supermarkets and garden centres.
- Robert Flello MP
Here's a puppy and a kitten who are best friends:
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