Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill 2023-24


Prohibit the export of certain livestock from Great Britain for slaughter.

What is this Bill?

The Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 04 December 2023 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 Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

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

Last Event: Wednesday 21st February 2024 - 2nd reading (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

23rd February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 39 Running list of amendments
23rd February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 39(b) Amendments for Grand Committee
22nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 39(a) Amendment for Grand Committee
22nd February 2024
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion agreed by Scottish Parliament on 22 February 2024
21st February 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
21st February 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
21st February 2024
Select Committee report
11th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
7th February 2024
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1st February 2024
Briefing papers
Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill: HL Bill 39
17th January 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
16th January 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
16th January 2024
1st reading (Lords)
16th January 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 39 Explanatory Notes
16th January 2024
Bill
HL Bill 39 (as brought from the Commons)
15th January 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
15th January 2024
Committee of the whole House (Commons)
15th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 15 January 2024
15th January 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 15 January 2024
15th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Provisional grouping and selection of amendments by Chairman of Ways and Means - 15 January 2024
12th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 January 2024
11th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2024
8th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 January 2024
2nd January 2024
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
20th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 December 2023
18th December 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
18th December 2023
Programme motion
4th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)
4th December 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 017 EN 2023-24
4th December 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4th December 2023
Bill
Bill 017 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
4th December 2023
Bill
Bill 017 2023-24 (as introduced)