Animal Welfare (Responsibility for Dog Attacks) Bill 2023-24


amend the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to require a person in charge of a dog to take all reasonable steps to ensure that that dog does not fatally injure another dog; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Animal Welfare (Responsibility for Dog Attacks) Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Anna Firth.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 11 December 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Anna Firth), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Presentation Bill can be tabled by any MP after the fifth Wednesday of the Session. There is no limit to the number of Presentation Bills an individual MP may table.

So is this going to become a law?

Presentation Bills are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Sponsor: Anna Firth (Con)

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Next Event: Friday 14th June 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 26
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

Last Event: Friday 17th May 2024 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
14/06/2024