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Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (13 Mar 2018)

Mr Mark Ruskell: a principles pick and mix, with Governments ever happy to apply a precautionary approach to food safety but not to fisheries policy. I do not want to see a pick-and-mix approach to the principle of animal sentience either. That is not about whether animals can feel pain; it is about why the welfare of animals always needs to be a consideration when we develop future policy on trade,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Lord Callanan: ...’s passage through the other place. Of course, it has now been widely debated, with great ability, by many noble Lords here. We have already had a thorough debate on the important topic of animal sentience and I am grateful to noble Lords for their amendments on that issue and on the wider issue of maintenance of EU environmental principles. Although I welcome the sentiments behind...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) (5 Mar 2018)

Lord Callanan: ...EU. It is not about improving EU laws that the Government think could be better. That is why, at the end of last year, the Government published draft legislation, the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill, to which a number of noble Lords have referred. The draft Bill sets out how we can better enshrine in domestic law the recognition of animals as sentient beings....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) (20 Feb 2018)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of drafting the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Abolition of acquisition VAT and extension of import VAT (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I hope the Minister does it with more feeling next time. That was a whip through the clauses, but I will read them. The fact that any of us have any sentience at all is wonderful. I also notice that the Minister’s cut and paste button in relation to appropriate and proportionate has been in overdrive again. This area of our future relationship with the European Union has been the...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Charge to export duty (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: On a point of order, Mrs Main. I indicated earlier that I wanted to speak on amendments 142 to 145 to clause 39, on animal welfare and sentience. I have tried to get in, but if the opportunity has passed, so be it. We may therefore have to pursue it on Report. I want the Committee to recognise that I did wish to speak and did indicate that.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: any way on animal rights to please the likes of the current US President or any other leader of a country that does not share the same concerns and views as us on animal welfare and animal sentience. Any trade negotiation or deal will impact on UK animal welfare standards. Under article 13 of the Lisbon treaty, the UK recognises animals as sentient beings—that they are not just...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...and the “polluter pays” principle in managing our natural assets showed a disregard for the fundamental protections that have made the EU a global environmental leader. As we know, they rejected the animal sentience amendments, which have now been superseded by a separate draft Bill. Many would argue that that would have been completely unnecessary if only the Government had...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2018)

Baroness Byford: ...and environment arena, for which Defra has responsibility. I particularly welcome the Government’s recognition of the importance of maintaining standards of animal welfare and for bringing forward the draft animal welfare and recognition of sentience Bill. I know too that there is to be a consultation on fishing and fish stocks. Crucially, this must directly consult with the devolved...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...development globally, and it was reinforced at the Rio conference in 1991. This principle is in European statute, and it is important for our environment that we transfer it. I hope the Government will bring forward suitable arrangements on animal sentience within this Bill, not in a following agriculture Bill. Finally, the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, mentioned the report of the energy...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (30 Jan 2018)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: ...may address them. We must amend and repair this Bill so that it is fit for purpose, and I hope there is sufficient will in this House for that to happen. I shall speak on two issues in particular. First, on animal sentience, there has been a surprising amount of public support lately for this rather technical-sounding principle. We are a nation of animal lovers who understand in our hearts...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (17 Jan 2018)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017. 9:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Mike Radford, Reader in Law, University of Aberdeen Sir Stephen Laws KCB, QC, former First Parliamentary Counsel Penny Hawkins, Head of Research Animals, RSPCA Science Group Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dog's Trust Michael Webb, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: EU Protocol on animal sentience (16 Jan 2018)

EU Protocol on animal sentience

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Saving for rights etc. under section 2(1) of the ECA (16 Jan 2018)

Robert Buckland: ...; it is about providing a functioning statute book. That is why, as the hon. Lady has acknowledged, the Government have now published draft legislation—the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill—which sets out why we can do it better. It is a significant improvement on article 13; it will impose a clear duty on the state to have regard for animal welfare...

Water Abstraction Regulations - Motion to Regret (15 Jan 2018)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ..., consumer and health protection. While not all of these will be relevant to the UK, it is clear that Defra will have a significant amount of extra work to carry out between now and March 2019. At the same time, we already have promises for an animal sentience Bill, a fisheries Bill and an agriculture Bill—all of which are expected this year. In November 2015, RSPB and Wildlife...

Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

Giles Watling: ...EU law into UK law: to provide business with certainty and consistency. To my mind, the Bill does just that; it provides a great deal of stability for business. However, in our recent debate on animal sentience, it was clear to me and to many others that existing British law is far more robust than EU law in this area. Therefore, as we go through the Brexit process and consider the trade...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (8 Jan 2018)

Nick Hurd: ...and should be dealt with severely under the law. As he will know, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill, which will increase the maximum penalties available for animal cruelty, including attacks on service animals. The short answer to his question is that of course I would be delighted to...

Scottish Parliament: Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (20 Dec 2017)

Colin Smyth: ...can be fixed through increased regulation or strengthened guidelines; they are inherent to travelling circuses and must be addressed with a full ban. We now have considerably more insight into the intelligence and sentience of wild animals than we did in the past, yet the appalling use of wild animals for entertainment continues. By reducing wild animals to a source of entertainment at the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ritual Slaughter: Animal Welfare (20 Dec 2017)

George Eustice: The Government’s policies on animal welfare have always been driven by the fact the animals are sentient beings. The draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill published on 12 December 2017 for consultation gives absolute clarity to that commitment. The draft bill does not affect the right of Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat from animals slaughtered in...

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.

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