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Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill undergoes Lords line by line scrutiny

15 March 2024

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Member of the House of Lords completed their detailed scrutiny of the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill, in committee stage on Thursday 14 March.

The Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill seeks to end the export of certain animals for fattening and slaughter from and through England, Wales and Scotland.

Line by line examination  

Committee stage is a thorough examination of the individual parts (clauses) of the bill. 

Starting from the front of the bill, members work through the clauses in order, considering changes (amendments) to the wording or proposals for new clauses. 

Proposed changes    

Members speaking at committee stage put forward amendments (PDF) to the bill on subjects including extending the list of relevant livestock and reviewing the impact of the Act once passed, including the number of livestock imported to Great Britain and the welfare standards of those livestock.

Catch up

Explore further information  

Find out more about the bill in the House of Lords Library briefing. 

Next steps

Report stage, a further chance to closely scrutinise elements of the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.

What's happened so far:

Second reading 

Second reading, a full debate on the key principles of the bill, took place on Wednesday 21 February. 

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