Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 23rd July 2019.

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[Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair]

Photo of Adrian Bailey Adrian Bailey Labour/Co-operative, West Bromwich West 9:25 am, 23rd July 2019

Welcome, everybody. Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. First, please switch off electronic devices or put them on silent. I remind you that tea and coffee are not allowed during our sittings. We have copious water, if that is the right adjective, and please feel free to drink it in these temperatures.

Today, we will first consider the programme motion, which is on the amendment paper. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication and a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions, before the oral evidence session. I assume we have to go through that, even though we have no one in the Public Gallery. In view of the time available, I hope we can take these matters formally, without debate.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 23 July) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 23 July, and

(b) at 11.30 am on Thursday 25 July;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table: