Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords] — New Clause 1 — Duty to prepare an Animal Sentience Strategy — 14 Mar 2022 at 21:15
“places indirect responsibilities on Ministers”,
“they must simply establish and maintain a committee and lay written responses, rather than assuming direct responsibilities on these matters, which is what we would like to see.”––[Official Report, Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords] Public Bill Committee, 10 February 2022; c. 27.]
“religious rites, cultural traditions and regional heritage”.
“the number of sentient animals killed or injured”,
“generally adhere to its guidelines on best practice. The Secretary of State will seek to appoint experts with appropriate experience relating to policy decision-making and/or the welfare of animals.”
“employee, former employee, or is a consultant or former consultant to, a charity”-
“or campaigning organisation concerned with animal welfare or animal rights, or is or has been in receipt of any payments or funding from such a charity or organisation, whether directly or indirectly”
“Sentience shall be understood to mean the capacity to have feelings, including pain and pleasure, and implies a level of conscious awareness.”
“all due regard to the ways in which the policy might have an adverse effect on the welfare of animals as sentient beings.”
“expected to prioritise considering current or recent policy”.
“any vertebrate other than homo sapiens, any cephalopod mollusc and decapod crustacean”.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||284 (+2 tell)||1||0||79.5%|
|Lab||0||159 (+2 tell)||0||80.5%|
|Henry Smith||Crawley||Con (front bench)||aye|