Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] 2021-22


make provision for an Animal Sentience Committee with functions relating to the effect of government policy on the welfare of animals as sentient beings

What is this Bill?

The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 13 May 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes All Bill Debates Debates Contributors

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: 18 Jan 2022 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed
Commons - 40%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
13/12/2021
Briefing paper
14/01/2022
Library Note
26/05/2021
Explanatory Note
14/12/2021

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

20/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2022
18/01/2022
2nd reading (Commons)
18/01/2022
Programme motion
18/01/2022
Money resolution
14/01/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on the Bill
14/12/2021
1st reading (Commons)
14/12/2021
Bill
Bill 219 2021-22 (as brought from the House of Lords)
14/12/2021
Bill
Bill 219 2021-22 (Large Print) (as brought from the House of Lords)
14/12/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 219 EN 2021-22
14/12/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 219-EN (Large Print)
13/12/2021
3rd reading (Lords)
06/12/2021
Lords Hansard - part two
06/12/2021
Lords Hansard - part three
06/12/2021
Lords Hansard - part one
06/12/2021
Bill
HL Bill 79 (as amended on Report)
03/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report
02/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R-I Marshalled list for Report
01/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
01/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(k) Amendments for Report
29/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
29/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(j) Amendments for Report
26/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
26/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(i) Amendments for Report
25/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
25/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(h) Amendments for Report
24/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
24/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(g) Amendments for Report
23/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
23/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(f) Amendments for Report
22/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
22/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(e) Amendment for Report
19/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
19/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(d) Amendments for Report
18/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
18/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(c) Amendment for Report
17/11/2021
Will write letters
Animal Sentience Committee terms of reference [final draft for circulation].
08/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R Running list of amendments
08/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(b) Amendments for Report
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-R(a) Amendments for Report
15/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
14/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-I(b) Amendment for Grand Committee
08/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-I(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
06/07/2021
Committee stage (Lords)
01/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
29/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4 Running list of amendments
29/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4(g) Amendments for Grand Committee
28/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4 Running list of amendments
28/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4(f) Amendments for Grand Committee
24/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4 Running list of amendments
24/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4(e) Amendments for Grand Committee
23/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4 Running list of amendments
23/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4(d) Amendments for Grand Committee
22/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4 Running list of amendments
22/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4(c) Amendment for Grand Committee
18/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4 Running list of amendments
18/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4(b) Amendment for Grand Committee
17/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 4(a) Amendments for Grand Committee
16/06/2021
2nd reading (Lords)
26/05/2021
Library Notes
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL]
17/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum
17/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum
13/05/2021
1st reading (Lords)
13/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 4 (as introduced)
13/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 4 Explanatory Notes
13/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 4 (as introduced)
13/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 4 Explanatory Notes
13/05/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
13/05/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard