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Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill undergoes further Lords scrutiny

9 May 2024

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Members of the House of Lords examined the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill, in report stage on Wednesday 8 May. 

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.

Detailed scrutiny 

Report stage is an extra chance for members to closely scrutinise elements of the bill and make changes.    

Proposed changes 

Members speaking at report stage put forward amendments (PDF) on subjects including:

  • extending the list of livestock included in the regulations
  • reviewing the impact of the bill on farming.

Catch up

Explore further information  

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

Next steps

Third reading, a chance for members to make sure the eventual law is effective, workable and without loopholes, is scheduled for Tuesday 14 May.

What's happened so far:

Committee stage

Committee stagea chance to thoroughly examine individual parts (clauses) of the bill, took place on Thursday 14 March.

Second reading 

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

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