Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 19th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Allen of Kensington Lord Allen of Kensington Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, 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.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The public consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill closed on the 31 January 2018. We are currently considering the responses and will be responding shortly.

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