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Bill documents — Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2019-21


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 14 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF) 15.10.2020
Commons Bill 14 2019-21 (as introduced) - (large print) (PDF) 15.10.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 14 EN 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF) 15.10.2020
Commons Bill 14 EN 2019-21 (as introduced) - (large print) (PDF) 15.10.2020

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 13.10.2020

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