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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: ...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 animal...

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: ...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 we...

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: ...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”.—[ Official Report, Commons, 23/11/17; cols....

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.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (23 Apr 2018)

Lord Callanan: ...; I know that many noble Lords are keen to discuss that issue at length then. Your Lordships will also be aware that the Government published draft legislation to address the recognition of animal sentience, which sets out how we could better enshrine the principles of animal sentience in domestic law. The Government are currently analysing the 9,000 responses received to this...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) (27 Mar 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Mar 2018)

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...in this group—there are only amendments that will stop our environment being wrecked. Claudia Beamish outlined the importance of the principles in amendment 39. For me, the principle of animal sentience is absolutely vital. We see animals as sentient beings and not simple commodities to be traded across boundaries. The principles are part of our everyday work. In the Environment, Climate...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

James Kelly: ...have been in the hands of ministers, with not enough in the hands of Parliament. That has been redressed somewhat throughout the process. Important amendments relating to the environment and animal sentience have also been agreed, and Anas Sarwar’s amendment on health and social care was important. The bill has evolved. Fundamentally, this is not an ideal situation to be in, but Labour...

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

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...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, research,...

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 these...

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

Lord Callanan: ...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. Let me reply to the...

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 subject of...

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.


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