New Clause 5 - Report on the impact of Government policy on river pollution on sentient animals

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 9:42 pm on 14th March 2022.

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“The Animal Sentience Committee shall produce a report on the impact of government policy on river pollution on sentient animals.

(1) The annual report must include—

(a) the number of sentient animals killed or injured as a result of polluted rivers.

(b) a description of the actions of water companies to guarantee the protection of sentient animals.

(c) an assessment of the effect of government policy on (a) and (b).

(2) The first annual report on the impact of polluted rivers on sentient animals may relate to any 12 month period that includes the day on which this section comes into force.

(3) The annual report must be published and laid before Parliament within 4 months of the last day of the period to which the report relates.”—(Tim Farron.)

This new clause would require the Animal Sentience Committee to produce a report on the impact of polluted rivers on sentient animals.

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Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 215 Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords] — New Clause 5 - Report on the impact of Government policy on river pollution on sentient animals

Aye: 177 MPs

No: 284 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 179, Noes 286.

Question accordingly negatived.