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Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: Are there any other questions?

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: They are all coming in! Let us start with Cherilyn Mackrory.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: Mike Flynn, chief superintendent of the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, thank you very much indeed for your time.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: We will now hear from Justine Shotton, president of the British Veterinary Association, who will appear virtually. We have until 4.30 pm. Could the witness please introduce herself for the record?

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: I am sure he will ask some more, Minister. We now go to the hon. Member for Cambridge.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: As there are no further questions, I extend our thanks to Justine Shotton, president of the British Veterinary Association, for joining us.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: We will now hear from Mike Webb, head of policy and public affairs at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. We have until 4 o’clock for this session. Will the witness please introduce himself?

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: Are there any further questions?

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: If there are no further questions from Members, I will thank the witness, Mike Webb, head of policy and public affairs a Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, on behalf of the Committee. Thank you very much. Our next session will be at 3.45 pm.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: We will now hear from Rob Quest, the chairman of the Canine and Feline Sector Group, who is appearing virtually. We have until 3.30 pm for this session. Could the witness please introduce himself?

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witness (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: As there are no further questions, I thank Rob Quest, chairman of the Canine and Feline Sector Group.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: This afternoon, we will hear first from Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union, who will appear virtually; Peter Stevenson, chief policy adviser for Compassion in World Farming, who will also appear virtually; and Rob Taylor from the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s livestock priority delivery group. We have until 3 pm. Could the witnesses please introduce themselves...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: The next two Members who wish to speak are James Daly, followed by Ben Lake.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: Are there any further questions from Members? In that case, I thank our witnesses: Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union; Peter Stevenson, chief policy adviser for Compassion in World Farming; and Rob Taylor from the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s livestock priority delivery group. Thank you very much indeed.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: We will now hear oral evidence from Dr Alison Cronin MBE, director of Monkey World; Dr Simon Girling, chair of the Zoos Expert Committee, who will appear virtually; and Dr Jo Judge, chief executive of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For this session we have until 11.25 am. Could the witnesses please introduce themselves for the record?

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: We have just under 25 minutes. I will tell the Committee which Members have caught my eye so that we make the best use of time: I have Luke Evans first, then Olivia Blake, James Grundy and Dr Neil Hudson.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: Depending on the noise levels, we will carry on.

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: Order. Simon, that is a very comprehensive answer. I just do not want anyone to have missed what you said. I did not realise that we were going to have an ongoing commentary about fire and leaving the building. Did everybody hear that answer, or would we like to wait a little while until the noise has stopped and hear Dr Simon again? I feel that we should give you the courtesy of being able...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Nov 2021)

Esther McVey: There you go—you heard that, Simon.


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