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Animal welfare news from UK Parliament.

MPs debate petitions on the Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare
On Monday 7 June, MPs debate petitions relating to the Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare.
02 June 2021
Will the Government's new Animal Welfare Bill go far enough? MPs launch inquiry
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches a new inquiry
28 May 2021
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 18 May 2021
The Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 13 May 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
19 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 27 April 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 22 April 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, e-petitions that had received a revised response, and public petitions. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
17 May 2021
Lords debates the economic value of biodiversity
'The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review' report in the spotlight for House of Lords debate. Find out more
29 April 2021
Three private members' bills await Royal Assent
Bills on substance testing in prisons, prohibiting the use of Botox on under 18s and sentencing for animal welfare offences complete final stage. Learn more
29 April 2021
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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
Moving animals across borders examined
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores the movement of agricultural animals
15 April 2021
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 23 March 2021
The Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 18 March 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and agreed debates for a number of petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
24 March 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 16 March 2021
The Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 11 March 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and agreed debates for a number of petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
16 March 2021
Government urged to deliver on its commitments for Queen’s Speech
Chair of the Liaison committee Sir Bernard Jenkin has written to Jacob Rees-Mogg on legislation awaiting time in the Government’s legislative programme.
19 February 2021
Medicines and Medical Devices Bill returns to the Lords
Members discuss disclosure of information future scrutiny of new law
03 February 2021
Lords accepts trade standards compromise
Members discuss new free trade agreements as Agriculture Bill scrutiny concludes
10 November 2020
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Public Sector Food Procurement inquiry hearing held by committee
Committee holds its first oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Public Sector Procurement of Food.
05 November 2020
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Lords discusses green economy
Members debate investment to meet zero carbon targets
13 March 2020