Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill — New Clause 5 — Report on the Impact of Government Policy on River Pollution on Sentient Animals — 14 Mar 2022 at 21:42
The majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the impact of government policy on river pollution on sentient animals
The proposed new clause rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Report on the impact of Government policy on river pollution on sentient animals and stated:
- The Animal Sentience Committee shall produce a report on the impact of government policy on river pollution on sentient animals.
- (1) The annual report must include—
- (a) the number of sentient animals killed or injured as a result of polluted rivers.
- (b) a description of the actions of water companies to guarantee the protection of sentient animals.
- (c) an assessment of the effect of government policy on (a) and (b).
- (2) The first annual report on the impact of polluted rivers on sentient animals may relate to any 12 month period that includes the day on which this section comes into force.
- (3) The annual report must be published and laid before Parliament within 4 months of the last day of the period to which the report relates.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would require the Animal Sentience Committee to produce a report on the impact of polluted rivers on sentient animals.
-  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||284 (+2 tell)||1||0||79.3%|
|LDem||0||9 (+2 tell)||0||84.6%|
|Henry Smith||Crawley||Con (front bench)||aye|