Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill 2023-24

make provision changing the law about the offence of livestock worrying, including changes to what constitutes an offence and increased powers for investigation of suspected offences; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Thérèse Coffey.

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 (Thérèse Coffey), 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.

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: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: Friday 14th June 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 5
(Possibly be Debated)

Last Event: Monday 20th May 2024 - 1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

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