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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: EU Law (14 Dec 2017)

Ruth Cadbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to incorporate animal sentience principles outlined in Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty into UK law after the UK leaves the EU.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Helen Goodman: ...are being very inflexible and I do not think that that will serve them well. My constituents have contacted me—I am sure other hon. Members have been contacted—with their concerns about environmental policy and animal sentience. I know Ministers have another route for dealing with the animal sentience issue. We also have very strong concerns about children’s rights. In...

Animal Welfare (12 Dec 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...was the first ever legislature to implement laws to protect animals, with the Act to Prevent the Cruel and Improper Treatment of Cattle. The Government believe that the direct effect of the principle of sentience is recognised throughout the statute book, but for the avoidance of doubt, I am sure that hon. Members will join me in celebrating this morning’s announcement by my right...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (12 Dec 2017)

Michael Gove: I am delighted to publish today a draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill which will reflect the principle of animal sentience in domestic law and increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty tenfold, from six months to five years in England and Wales. This draft Bill will embed the principle that animals are sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and pleasure,...

Plans to Improve the Natural Environment and Animal Welfare - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ..., comprised of academics, producers and veterinarians, will scrutinise the updated farm welfare codes. We will continue to work closely with Defra’s delivery bodies, including the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Many noble Lords raised animal sentience. I reassure noble Lords that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by our recognition that animals are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (7 Dec 2017)

Philip Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to give animal sentience protection under the law; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (7 Dec 2017)

Michael Gove: ...for higher standards of animal welfare, both before and since she entered this House. It is absolutely the case that we are committed to ensuring not just that we recognise the principle of animal sentience, but that we provide appropriate and stronger protection in UK law. We will shortly be bringing forward proposals on the appropriate legislative vehicle for that protection.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (4 Dec 2017)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what priority his Department accords to animal sentience when setting its policies on animal welfare standards.

Business of the House (30 Nov 2017)

Wendy Morton: I am sure that, like me, the Leader of the House has been inundated with emails about animal sentience. Many constituents have contacted me following an email from the lobbying company 38 Degrees that sadly contained many mistruths about a vote in the House. Through my office, I have requested a correction, but will she advise me on how I and other Members can combat fake news and...

Animal sentience (30 Nov 2017)

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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (27 Nov 2017)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to maintain its recognition of status of the sentience of non-domestic animals after the UK has left the EU.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (23 Nov 2017)

Michael Gove: ...has made clear that we will strengthen our animal welfare rules. 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. The Withdrawal Bill is not the right place to address this, however we are considering the right legislative vehicle. We are already proposing...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: EU Protocol on animal sentience (15 Nov 2017)

Anneliese Dodds: ..., as so many people have said, that about 80% of British animal welfare and environmental legislation comes from the EU. Amendment 350 proposes transposing article 13 of the TFEU into UK law to recognise the sentience of animals. If we look at the words of the Environment Secretary, the Government seem to have changed their position. They appeared to give a commitment to transpose the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: EU Law (27 Oct 2017)

George Eustice: ...on the EU and EU Member States “to have full regard to the welfare of animals [as they are sentient beings]” when formulating and implementing certain EU laws. We are exploring how the ‘animal sentience’ principle of Article 13 can continue to be reflected in the UK when we leave the EU.”

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: EU Law (18 Oct 2017)

George Eustice: ...EU and EU Member States “to have full regard to the welfare of animals [as they are sentient beings]” when formulating and implementing certain EU laws. We are exploring how the ‘animal sentience’ principle of Article 13 can continue to be reflected in the UK when we leave the EU. The UK has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world and our...

Brexit: Agriculture and Farm Animal Welfare (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Trees: ..., with regard to the withdrawal Bill and animal welfare, while the Secretary of State has given some assurances about the important legal principles set out in the EU treaties, can the Minister explain, in writing if necessary, which of the principles of animal sentience and environmental laws will be recognised as general principles under the terms of the withdrawal Bill? Importantly, can...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Caroline Lucas: ...in the EU treaties: the precautionary principle, for example, and the “polluter pays” principle. A further regrettable omission from the Bill relates to animal welfare. The protocol on animal sentience which is so vital to our animal legislation was incorporated into article 13 of the Lisbon treaty, but the text of that treaty is not itself covered by the Bill, so the wording...


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