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Bill documents — Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2017-19


Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 410 2017-19 (as introduced) | PDF version 25.06.2019

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 410 EN 2017-19 | PDF version 25.06.2019

"English votes for English laws"

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House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 10.07.2019

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 September 2019 | PDF version 04.09.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 September 2019 | PDF version 03.09.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 August 2019 | PDF version 02.09.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 July 2019 | PDF version 24.07.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 July 2019 | PDF version 23.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 July 2019 | PDF version 22.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 July 2019 | PDF version 19.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 July 2019 | PDF version 18.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 July 2019 | PDF version 16.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 July 2019 | PDF version 12.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2019 | PDF version 11.07.2019

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF) 22.07.2019

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 July 2019 | PDF version 24.07.2019

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 05.07.2019

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF) 22.07.2019
Commons Have your say on the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 11.07.2019

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: RSPCA (AWSB01) (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: RSPCA (further written evidence) (AWSB01(a)) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Mark Randell (AWSB02) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Mike Radford, Reader in Animal Welfare Law, University of Aberdeen (AWSB03) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dogs Trust (AWSB04) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Animal Equality (AWSB05) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: UK Centre for Animal Law (A-law) (AWSB06) (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Forensic Access Limited (AWSB07) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: John McKenna (AWSB08) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (AWSB09) (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Viva! (AWSB10) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Naturewatch Foundation (AWSB11) (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Wildlife and Countryside Link (AWSB12) (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (AWSB13) (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: The Self Help Group for Farmers, Pet Owners and Others experiencing difficulties with the RSPCA (The SHG) (AWSB14) 24.07.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Martina Stuart, Veterinary Surgeon (AWSB15) 24.07.2019

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