Amendment 36

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Report (Continued) – in the House of Lords at 10:15 pm on 6th December 2021.

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Lord Benyon:

Moved by Lord Benyon

36: Clause 3, page 2, line 21, at end insert—“(3) The following do not count towards the three months referred to in subsection (2)—(a) any day in a period during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued, and(b) any day in a period of four or more days during which both Houses of Parliament are adjourned.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment has the effect that periods when Parliament is dissolved, prorogued or adjourned for 4 or more days do not count towards the period in which the Minister is required to respond to a report by the Committee.

Amendment 36 agreed.

Amendments 37 and 38 not moved.

Clause 5: Interpretation