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Bill documents — Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019 (c. 24) 24.07.2019


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
Lords HL Bill 180 (as introduced) | PDF version 05.06.2019
Commons Bill 385 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version 30.04.2019

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 180 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 05.06.2019
Commons Bill 385-EN 2017-19 | PDF version 30.04.2019

"English votes for English laws"

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House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Legislative Grand Committee Motion - 4 June 2019 (PDF) 04.06.2019
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 02.05.2019

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. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 180-R-I Amendment for Report (PDF) 15.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 180-R(a) Amendment for Report (PDF) 12.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 180-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 02.07.2019
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 June 2019 | PDF version 04.06.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 May 2019 | PDF version 31.05.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 May 2019 | PDF version 22.05.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 May 2019 | PDF version 21.05.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2019 | PDF version 20.05.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 May 2019 | PDF version 17.05.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 May 2019 | PDF version 15.05.2019

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 on Report (PDF) 04.06.2019
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection1 (PDF) 22.05.2019

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 4 June 2019 | PDF version 05.06.2019
Commons All proceedings up to 22 May 2019 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 23.05.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 May 2019 | PDF version 23.05.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 May 2019 | PDF version 22.05.2019

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 latest stages 08.07.2019
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 03.05.2019

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF) 20.05.2019
Commons Have your say on the Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Bill 08.05.2019

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 11.06.2019

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: Mrs Julie Williams (WAC01) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: RSPCA (WAC02) (PDF) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Mr D A Snee (WAC03) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: David Moore (WAC04) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Reg Challinor (WAC05) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Esme Willis (WAC06) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Raymond Dolling (WAC07) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Chris Barltrop (WAC08) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Zoe Nelson (WAC09) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Animal Defenders International (WAC10) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Carol MacManus (WAC11) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Martin Lacey Jr (WAC12) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Born Free Foundation (WAC13) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Mike Radford OBE, Reader in Animal Welfare Law and Public Law, University of Aberdeen (WAC14) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Rona Brown for the Circus Guild of Great Britain and as CEO of PAWSI (Performing Animals Welfare Standards International) (WAC15) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: World Circus Federation (WAC16) (PDF) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: The Lacey Fund (WAC17) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: David Kidd (WAC18) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: European Circus Association (WAC19) (PDF) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Freedom for Animals (WAC20) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: John Dineley (WAC21) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Thomas Chipperfield (WAC22) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Petra Jackson animal carer at Circus Mondao (WAC23) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew Lewis (WAC24) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: The Self Help Group for Farmers, Pet Owners and Others experiencing difficulties with the RSPCA (The SHG) (WAC25) 23.05.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Joint submission from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) (WAC26) (PDF) 23.05.2019

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the relevant body. This constitutional understanding is sometimes referred to as the Sewel Convention. Consent is expressed by means of a Legislative Consent Motion. Listed below is relevant legislative consent information provided by the devolved legislatures in respect of this bill, including cases where the relevant legislature has decided not to grant consent.

House Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures Date
Commons Legislative Consent Motion from the Scottish Parliament (PDF) 25.06.2019
Commons Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament (PDF) 25.06.2019

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