Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Neil Parish Neil Parish Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee 1:36 pm, 10th July 2019

The Minister talked about the extra cost involved. If a case has to go to the Crown court, very often animals will have to be kept in custody or in care in kennels, so that will cost more. We also need to make sure we have proper kennelling so that the whole court system can cope. We very much welcome the extra sentencing, but that knock-on effect needs to be dealt with as well.