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Commons Chamber
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords]
2nd reading - Tue 18 Jan 2022
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: George Eustice (CON - Camborne and Redruth) In 1876, we were the first country to pass legislation regulating experiments on animals. - Speech Link
2: Deidre Brock (SNP - Edinburgh North and Leith) used in animal testing and military experiments. - Speech Link
3: Jonathan Djanogly (CON - Huntingdon) welfare machinery, specifically the animal welfare committee. - Speech Link
4: Luke Pollard (LAB - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport) negative connotation in respect of animal welfare. - Speech Link
5: Richard Drax (CON - South Dorset) We have had animal welfare Bills since 1822. - Speech Link
6: Kerry McCarthy (LAB - Bristol East) experiments, and the shadow Secretary of State’s concern about importing lower animal welfare standards - Speech Link
7: Neil Hudson (CON - Penrith and The Border) welfare legislation, including the Animal Welfare Act 2006. - Speech Link
8: Bill Wiggin (CON - North Herefordshire) Here I am, 137 years later, still on animal welfare. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Animal Testing - Thu 16 Dec 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Margaret Ferrier (IND - Rutherglen and Hamilton West) We are a nation of animal lovers, and that is why animal rights consistently sits in the top ranking - Speech Link
2: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Ours is a nation that rightly gives strong support to animal welfare, and I think it fair to say that - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL]
Lords Hansard - part two - Mon 06 Dec 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Lord Marland (CON - Life peer) a new umbrella of animal welfare created by Defra. - Speech Link
2: Viscount Trenchard (CON - Excepted Hereditary) kingdom.What about this animal welfare centre of expertise? - Speech Link
3: Lord Hamilton of Epsom (CON - Life peer) I raised this in Committee and was told, “Oh no; the Animal Welfare Committee and the animal sentience - Speech Link
4: None Our other animal welfare expert committees, including the Animal Welfare Committee and the Zoos Expert - Speech Link
5: Lord Benyon (CON - Life peer) Animal Welfare Committee and the Zoos Expert Committee. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
2nd reading - Mon 25 Oct 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Luke Pollard (LAB - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport) People want to see us go further on animal welfare than we have done. - Speech Link
2: Sarah Champion (LAB - Rotherham) experiments, and the setting of a target date for ending tests in the UK. - Speech Link
3: Andrew Rosindell (CON - Romford) I know how committed she is to animal welfare, and she made some very good points, particularly on animal - Speech Link
4: Sarah Owen (LAB - Luton North) We have heard much about the Government’s commitment to animal welfare. - Speech Link
5: Bill Wiggin (CON - North Herefordshire) In that way, only the highest level of animal welfare would be allowed. - Speech Link
6: Virginia Crosbie (CON - Ynys Môn) Members who are committed to animal welfare. As my hon. - Speech Link
7: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) Those were all good times.Let me return to animal welfare. - Speech Link
8: Daniel Zeichner (LAB - Cambridge) welfare—a point made by those on the Government Benches and by the Animal Welfare Committee.In the UK - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Animal Testing - Mon 25 Oct 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Mentions:
1: Martyn Day (SNP - Linlithgow and East Falkirk) Although animal welfare is a devolved area that the Scottish Government take seriously, animal cosmetics - Speech Link
2: Fleur Anderson (LAB - Putney) Then I started looking into animal welfare issues. - Speech Link
3: Margaret Ferrier (IND - Rutherglen and Hamilton West) tests being available.Ending animal experiments can only be a positive change. - Speech Link
4: Grahame Morris (LAB - Easington) He will be remembered as a tireless and principled campaigner for animal welfare. - Speech Link
5: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (LAB - Slough) They delay animal welfare legislation on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill and on increasing sentences - Speech Link
6: Patricia Gibson (SNP - North Ayrshire and Arran) People care about animal welfare issues profoundly and deeply. - Speech Link
7: Ruth Jones (LAB - Newport West) It provides us with another opportunity to look at animal welfare, our approach to animal testing and - Speech Link
8: George Freeman (CON - Mid Norfolk) welfare and animal research are properly integrated. - Speech Link


Grand Committee
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Tue 20 Jul 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Lord Hamilton of Epsom (CON - Life peer) Welfare Committee and the animal sentience committee. - Speech Link
2: None Welfare Committee and the animal sentience committee. - Speech Link
3: Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LDEM - Life peer) Welfare Commission; New Zealand’s National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and its National Animal - Speech Link
4: None committee to consult the Animal Welfare Committee. - Speech Link
5: Lord Robathan (CON - Life peer) They mentioned lots of animal welfare issues, but nobody mentioned animal sentience. - Speech Link
6: Lord Benyon (CON - Life peer) sentience and animal welfare combine. - Speech Link
7: Earl of Caithness (CON - Excepted Hereditary) The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission was set up specifically to look at how the welfare needs of sentient - Speech Link
8: Lord Moylan (CON - Life peer) in the field of animal welfare, animal behaviour, veterinary ethics and law. - Speech Link
9: Lord Benyon (CON - Life peer) welfare policy”.She was clearly on the march on animal welfare matters even then. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Environment Bill - Wed 14 Jul 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: None Look at the progress in Ireland on gay marriage and abortion law, the experiments run here on local issues - Speech Link
2: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (CON - Life peer) it was developed half a century ago, but GDP was never designed to be an all-encompassing measure of welfare - Speech Link
3: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (GRN - Life peer) many of which reflect speeches that I give regularly about the total misalignment of using GDP as a welfare - Speech Link
4: Baroness Boycott (CB - Life peer) For instance, Article 358 of the Russian criminal code states:“Massive destruction of the animal or plant - Speech Link
5: Baroness Neville-Rolfe (CON - Life peer) this occasion, I do not agree with most of the noble Lord’s amendment.My criticism is not to do with animal - Speech Link
6: Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (CON - Life peer) They include: the “no data, no market” principle; the last resort principle on animal testing; the aim - Speech Link
7: Lord Whitty (LAB - Life peer) of what we are trying to protect in the chemicals regulation in terms of its impact on human health, animal - Speech Link


Grand Committee
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL]
Committee stage - Tue 06 Jul 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Lord Moylan (CON - Life peer) could, is that it trespasses on a well-worn, established set of mechanisms for ensuring that those experiments - Speech Link
2: Baroness Meyer (CON - Life peer) Animal welfare laws in the UK date back to 1822. - Speech Link
3: Lord Sheikh (CON - Life peer) global scale.I add that, in the research and development of vaccines against Covid-19, studies and experiments - Speech Link
4: Baroness Deech (CB - Life peer) The use of animals in experiments and testing is highly regulated in the UK under the Animals (Scientific - Speech Link
5: None Animal welfare is a devolved matter. - Speech Link
6: Lord Bellingham (CON - Life peer) into the Animal Welfare Committee. - Speech Link
7: Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LDEM - Life peer) into the Animal Welfare Committee. - Speech Link
8: Lord Mancroft (CON - Excepted Hereditary) welfare science”—but, of course, animal welfare is not a science. - Speech Link
9: None There would be a serious loss to animal welfare if it were to go. - Speech Link
10: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (LAB - Life peer) Welfare Committee and the animal sentience committee. - Speech Link
11: Lord Trees (CB - Life peer) Welfare Committee and the animal sentience committee. - Speech Link
12: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (LAB - Life peer) sentience committee with the existing Animal Welfare Committee. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Environment Bill - Mon 28 Jun 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (LAB - Life peer) of animal welfare—and how confident is he that this can be ensured and will not just be an undeliverable - Speech Link
2: None The last set of EU statistics on animal experiments showed that more animals were used for testing in - Speech Link
3: Baroness Fox of Buckley (Non-affiliated - Life peer) There is even an inference, by positing it in an animal welfare context and with this emphasis on the - Speech Link
4: None If we solve that, we do not have such a problem in terms of animal welfare. - Speech Link
5: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (LAB - Life peer) It is not a binary decision to be for animal welfare or for human welfare. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL]
2nd reading - Wed 16 Jun 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Lord Benyon (CON - Life peer) We established a world-leading system for regulating scientific experiments on animals in 1986, and in - Speech Link
2: Lord Herbert of South Downs (CON - Life peer) rights and animal welfare. - Speech Link
3: Baroness Deech (CB - Life peer) animal welfare ahead of human life. - Speech Link
4: Lord Dodds of Duncairn (DUP - Life peer) welfare by recognising animal sentience in law. - Speech Link
5: Lord Sheikh (CON - Life peer) Animal welfare is very important in Islam. - Speech Link
6: Lord Trees (CB - Life peer) the Animal Welfare Committee is advisory. - Speech Link
7: Lord Bellingham (CON - Life peer) We also have very tight control on animal experiments. - Speech Link
8: Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (CON - Life peer) Farm Animal Welfare Council. - Speech Link
9: Earl of Caithness (CON - Excepted Hereditary) rights with animal welfare. - Speech Link
10: Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LDEM - Life peer) the current Animal Welfare Committee. - Speech Link
11: Lord Benyon (CON - Life peer) the current Animal Welfare Committee. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Environment Bill
2nd reading - Mon 07 Jun 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Trees (CB - Life peer) Given such a fundamental threat to human and animal health which involves the environment, it is surprising - Speech Link
2: Lord Carrington (CB - Excepted Hereditary) that this Government have in producing a raft of necessary legislation on food, environment, farming, welfare - Speech Link
3: Lord Smith of Finsbury (Non-affiliated - Life peer) forgotten: access to nature is essential for our well-being, our health, our ability to exercise and the welfare - Speech Link
4: Lord Bilimoria (CB - Life peer) Some 1 million animal and plant species—almost a quarter of the global total—are believed to be threatened - Speech Link
5: Lord Taylor of Holbeach (CON - Life peer) climate change, the marine environment or other material issues such as food security, food quality or animal - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Queen’s Speech - Thu 13 May 2021
Scotland Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Stewart of Dirleton (CON - Life peer) without subsidy, while also taking steps to improve the environment, reduce carbon emissions and improve animal - Speech Link
2: Lord Hannan of Kingsclere (CON - Life peer) There were all sorts of experiments with e-voting, text voting and ballot boxes in supermarkets, and - Speech Link
3: Lord Morris of Aberavon (LAB - Life peer) The way that the price of oil has gone up and down should make anyone caring for the economic welfare - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Environment Bill
Report stage - Tue 26 Jan 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Jonathan Edwards (IND - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr) the promise to combat global deforestation, and to set targets for the reduction and replacement of animal - Speech Link
2: Tim Farron (LDEM - Westmorland and Lonsdale) over these months and pretty much toothless enforcement thereafter will mean the steady erosion of animal - Speech Link
3: Sally-Ann Hart (CON - Hastings and Rye) The toxic chemicals used to manufacture plastic get transferred to animal tissue and eventually enter - Speech Link
4: Eleanor Laing (CON - Epping Forest) new clause would require the Secretary of State to set targets for the reduction and replacement of animal - Speech Link
5: Kerry McCarthy (LAB - Bristol East) A recent European Court of Justice ruling has reaffirmed that under REACH the principle of animal testing - Speech Link
6: Caroline Lucas (GRN - Brighton, Pavilion) In the last reporting period, the UK used the highest number of animals in experiments of any country - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
European Union (Future Relationship) Bill
2nd reading - Wed 30 Dec 2020
Cabinet Office

Mentions:
1: Keir Starmer (LAB - Holborn and St Pancras) farmers, for our manufacturers, for customs, on rules of origin, VAT, safety and security, plant and animal - Speech Link
2: Neil Parish (CON - Tiverton and Honiton) businesses and hauliers are prepared for new rules of origin requirements, as well as for plant and animal - Speech Link
3: Liz Saville Roberts (PC - Dwyfor Meirionnydd) That means control over our economy, our justice system, our welfare arrangements and our natural resources - Speech Link
4: Caroline Lucas (GRN - Brighton, Pavilion) —but is based on one of history’s greatest and most noble experiments: bringing nations together to build - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Environment Bill (Twenty First sitting)
Committee Debate: 21st sitting: House of Commons - Tue 24 Nov 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: None This new clause would require the Secretary of State to set targets to reduce animal testing. - Speech Link
2: Fleur Anderson (LAB - Putney) More than 200 people have taken the additional time and effort to write to their MP about animal welfare - Speech Link
3: Rebecca Pow (CON - Taunton Deane) Just like her, I am an animal lover. - Speech Link
4: Fleur Anderson (LAB - Putney) I note the concerns and considerations that we all want the same thing, which is stronger animal welfare - Speech Link
5: Richard Graham (CON - Gloucester) police are normally always right; that the county council are normally always right on issues of child welfare - Speech Link