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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (16 Jul 2018)

David Drew: ...Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to bring forward separate legislative proposals relating to (a) introducing five-year sentences for animal cruelty and (b) animal sentience.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (5 Jul 2018)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: ...(Mike Hill) mentioned. That decision means that we are denying animals the right to be considered sentient beings. The Government’s current position seems to mean that pets derive their sentience only from being in the possession of their owner, given that when they are wrongly separated they become property for the duration of the prosecution and are therefore exempt from the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) (22 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans for Clause 1 and Clause 2 of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill to be introduced as separate pieces of primary legislation.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with (i) the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (ii) the Countryside Alliance and (iii) other country sports groups on animal sentience.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Allen of Kensington: ..., following completion of pre-legislative scrutiny by the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill, when they expect to introduce such a Bill before Parliament.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Allen of Kensington: ...organisations campaigning for five-year sentences for animal cruelty, including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, since the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill closed.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) (15 Jun 2018)

Jo Stevens: ...ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish the findings of its consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

Neil Parish: ...reflect on that. I welcome the Minister’s announcement in the Chamber last night that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will bring forward two Bills on sentencing and animal sentience, as recommended by our Committee. The British public voted to leave the European Union in 2016 so that we could take back control of our money, laws and regulations. Farming is a...

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

George Eustice: ...harm to animals, whether they are farm animals, pets or wild animals. My hon. Friend asks when we will introduce the Bills we promised on extending sentencing for animal cruelty and on animal sentience. We have published our proposals, and we currently envisage that the Bill to introduce higher sentences will come forward in this Session, and soon thereafter we will introduce the animal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Cruelty (7 Jun 2018)

Andrew Rosindell: When he plans to publish the findings of his consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill; and if he will bring forward legislative proposals on five-year sentences for animal cruelty.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) (5 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017 Consultation, published on 12 December 2017.

Business of the House (24 May 2018)

Anna Turley: ...cruelty and announced at his party conference that he would be increasing the maximum sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years. The draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill was published in December and the consultation closed in January, but we have had absolutely nothing since. My constituents, who have witnessed some horrific incidents of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (10 May 2018)

Anna Turley: ...of his Department’s response to the Second Report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017, HC709.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (2 May 2018)

George Eustice: Since the press release in September, the Government published the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill in December 2017 for consultation which closed on 31 January. We are analysing the 9,000 responses and will respond shortly.

Cosmetics Testing on Animals (1 May 2018)

George Eustice: ...animal welfare regulation. Recent announcements have included introducing a ban on ivory and steps to reduce cetacean bycatch. We have published a draft animal welfare Bill that will recognise animal sentience and introduced tougher regulations on pet vendors and puppy breeding. We have also announced our intention to control live animal exports further than we do now, and just yesterday...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) (30 Apr 2018)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...servants in Defra are already under intense pressure. They are already working on a number of EU-related Bills, including on agriculture, fisheries, environmental standards, and animal welfare and sentience. They also face other pressures from the Secretary of State to modernise other animal welfare and environmental policies. Their number and expertise have been significantly cut and,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (26 Apr 2018)

Michael Gove: ...animal cruelty, but we also want, as was confirmed by the Lords Minister in the Department for Exiting the European Union last night, to introduce legislation to ensure that the principle of animal sentience is recognised and, indeed, enhanced after we leave the EU.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) (25 Apr 2018)

Lord Callanan: ...Rural Affairs set out in a Written Ministerial Statement in the other place that: “This Government will ensure that any necessary changes required to UK law are made in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU”. But, as he further noted, “The withdrawal Bill is not the right place to address this”.—[...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (25 Apr 2018)

David Crausby: ...ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill which closed on 31 Jan 2018.


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