Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill — New Clause 3 — Report on the Use of Sentient Animals in Animal Experimentation in Government Policy — 14 Mar 2022 at 21:42
The majority of MPs voted not to require a report, and recommendations, on the adverse effects on the welfare of animals of government policy on experimentation on animals.
The proposed new clause rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Report on the use of sentient animals in animal experimentation in government policy and stated:
- (1) The Animal Sentience Committee shall produce a report under section 2 on the adverse effects on the welfare of animals of government policy on experimentation on animals.
- (2) The report shall cover both animal experimentation where alternative (non-animal based) methods of testing exist, and where no alternative exists.
- (3) The report shall cover—
- (a) medical testing,
- (b) cosmetics testing, and
- (c) weapons testing.
- (4) This report shall include recommendations for future government action under section 2 (3) and (4)
-  Parliament's webpage on the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, as amended in Committee 10 February 2022, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, 14 December 2021, Parliament.uk
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||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||79.8%|
|SNP||0||33 (+2 tell)||0||77.8%|