Orders of the Day — Animals Act 1971 (Amendment) Bill — 14 Mar 2008 at 14:13

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The purpose of this Bill is to bring clarity to an area of law that has been beset with controversy and confusion in recent years, leading to enormous negative practical consequences for interested parties. I am talking about the legal framework for the application of civil liability in respect of damage done by animals, and in particular the application of strict liability in cases where non-dangerous animals have caused injury or damage. I am talking about animals such as horses, ponies and cows, rather than tigers or snakes.

Question put accordingly, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The House divided: Ayes 26, Noes 1.

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
John BaronBillericayCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldCon (front bench)aye
Stephen CrabbPreseli PembrokeshireCon (front bench)aye
Justine GreeningPutneyCon (front bench)aye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)aye
Mark HarperForest of DeanCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Brooks NewmarkBraintreeCon (front bench)tellaye
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)aye
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)aye
Liz BlackmanErewashLab (minister)aye
Bob BlizzardWaveneyLab (minister)aye
Lyn BrownWest HamLab (minister)aye
Parmjit DhandaGloucesterLab (minister)aye
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)aye
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLab (minister)aye
Keith HillStreathamLab (minister)aye
Meg HillierHackney South and ShoreditchLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Sadiq KhanTootingLab (minister)aye
Steve McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLab (minister)aye
James PlaskittWarwick and LeamingtonLab (minister)aye
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLab (minister)aye
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLab (minister)aye
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)tellno
John RobertsonGlasgow North WestLab (minister)tellno
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLab (minister)no
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDem (front bench)aye
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDem (front bench)aye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)tellaye

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