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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) Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.Let me give an example - Speech Link
3: Deidre Brock (SNP - Edinburgh North and Leith) I genuinely believe that the general public are not aware of the extent and nature of these experiments - Speech Link
4: Kerry McCarthy (LAB - Bristol East) experiments, and the shadow Secretary of State’s concern about importing lower animal welfare standards - Speech Link
5: Emma Hardy (LAB - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle) Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock) for raising a point about the use of primates in experiments - 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 Ridley (CON - Excepted Hereditary) Experiments on SARS-like viruses were being done on these mice in one city in particular for many years - Speech Link
3: Baroness Fookes (CON - Life peer) By the same token, we have legislation that deals with medical experiments which already tightly controls - Speech Link
4: 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
5: Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LDEM - Life peer) As the noble Lord, Lord Trees, said, lots of safeguards around licensing of medical science are already - Speech Link
6: None Our other animal welfare expert committees, including the Animal Welfare Committee and the Zoos Expert - Speech Link
7: Lord Benyon (CON - Life peer) Anyone who is an expert in the fields of animal behaviour, animal welfare, neurophysiology, veterinary - Speech Link
8: Lord Hamilton of Epsom (CON - Life peer) expanded to take in animal sentience? - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: George Eustice (CON - Camborne and Redruth) We have also modernised our licensing system for a range of activities such as dog breeding and pet sales - Speech Link
2: Luke Pollard (LAB - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport) I do not believe that a licensing system will try to deliver that, but there is public support for that - Speech Link
3: Luke Pollard (LAB - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport) On animal welfare, there is strong support for ending the keeping of primates as pets—not for licensing - Speech Link
4: Neil Parish (CON - Tiverton and Honiton) I am delighted with all its members, who usually support the work we do.We need to make the licensing - Speech Link
5: Sarah Champion (LAB - Rotherham) experiments, and the setting of a target date for ending tests in the UK. - Speech Link
6: Bill Wiggin (CON - North Herefordshire) Governments should not be banning things; there should be licensing. I apologise to the hon. - Speech Link
7: Bill Wiggin (CON - North Herefordshire) As I mentioned earlier, the Government should be in the business not of banning but of licensing. - Speech Link
8: Paul Maynard (CON - Blackpool North and Cleveleys) Licensing costs must be proportionate for animal welfare establishments, since some could have as many - Speech Link
9: Victoria Prentis (CON - Banbury) The Bill reforms the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, improving its operability and allowing for animal welfare - 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) The second, which calls for a phasing-out of animal experiments, has attracted more than 83,000 signatures - Speech Link
2: Fleur Anderson (LAB - Putney) In fact, there are major scientific problems with animal experiments. - 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: Ruth Jones (LAB - Newport West) testing must be a last resort and, importantly, that stringent requirements for licensing are necessary - Speech Link
5: George Freeman (CON - Mid Norfolk) It requires a three-tier system of licensing for individuals conducting procedures on animals, the programme - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Environment Bill - Mon 13 Sep 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: None Protection Act, to ban single-use items made from any material harmful to the environment or human and animal - Speech Link
2: Lord Whitty (LAB - Life peer) mouldering on the statue book for another two decades.The Government then argued that this country’s licensing - Speech Link
3: Lord Browne of Ladyton (LAB - Life peer) the Government want action to ban the use of lead in a way which harms the environment and human or animal - Speech Link
4: None PPPs has been subject to a thorough assessment to ensure a high level of protection for human health, animal - Speech Link
5: None market have been subject to a thorough assessment to ensure a high level of protection for human health, animal - Speech Link
6: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (CON - Life peer) toxic chemicals in unique combinations of three, that would require at least 166 million different experiments - Speech Link
7: Lord Wigley (PC - Life peer) meeting the “good” status designation within the water framework arises from phosphates, emanating from animal - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Lord Krebs (CB - Life peer) These included land use planning, species recovery, wildlife licensing, national nature reserves, SSSIs - Speech Link
2: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (LAB - Life peer) So we must not jeopardise this progress.Many people are deeply concerned about the use of animals in experiments - Speech Link
3: None The last set of EU statistics on animal experiments showed that more animals were used for testing in - Speech Link
4: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (GRN - Life peer) Millions of animals are still abused every year in experiments that cause great pain and suffering. - Speech Link
5: Baroness Fox of Buckley (Non-affiliated - Life peer) testing and experiments is already the tightest in the world, and researchers complain that they can - 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 Browne of Ladyton (LAB - Life peer) extensive harmful consequences of its use and make a compelling case for action now to protect human and animal - Speech Link
3: Lord Lilley (CON - Life peer) We should, perhaps, allow pilot projects before licensing more widely. - 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: Earl of Devon (CB - Excepted Hereditary) months that well-funded campaign groups have taken to judicial review to frustrate the long-standing licensing - Speech Link
6: 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


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

Mentions:
1: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (CON - The Cotswolds) Due to evidence of damage in only five—a mere 1.5% of all sites—it wants to introduce a licensing system.In - Speech Link
2: 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
3: Tim Farron (LDEM - Westmorland and Lonsdale) over these months and pretty much toothless enforcement thereafter will mean the steady erosion of animal - Speech Link
4: Sally-Ann Hart (CON - Hastings and Rye) The toxic chemicals used to manufacture plastic get transferred to animal tissue and eventually enter - Speech Link
5: 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
6: Rebecca Pow (CON - Taunton Deane) Reforms to the abstraction licensing system will mean that less water is taken from our environment when - Speech Link
7: Kerry McCarthy (LAB - Bristol East) A recent European Court of Justice ruling has reaffirmed that under REACH the principle of animal testing - Speech Link
8: 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


Grand Committee
Medicines and Medical Devices Bill
Committee: 5th sitting (Hansard) - Wed 11 Nov 2020
Department of Health and Social Care

Mentions:
1: Baroness Wheeler (LAB - Life peer) Close scrutiny of the impact on animal welfare, human safety and the environment, together with full - Speech Link
2: None Moreover, reinforced learning has been applied in experiments that date back to 2017 and were designed - Speech Link
3: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (CB - Life peer) I would like to come back on Report to the concept of provisional licensing as a way of getting new and - Speech Link
4: None administer medicinal cannabis.(2) Regulations under subsection (1) must establish criteria for the licensing - Speech Link
5: Baroness Penn (CON - Life peer) The noble Lord is asking for regulations to provide for a specific licensing regime for medicinal cannabis - Speech Link
6: Baroness Penn (CON - Life peer) My point is that MHRA’s approach to medicinal cannabis is the approach it takes to licensing all other - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard) - Wed 28 Oct 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Mentions:
1: Lord Fox (LDEM - Life peer) That is why the control of animal food in this country is really important.In terms of animal feed on - Speech Link
2: Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (CON - Life peer) This means, for example, that a Scottish regulator cannot impose additional licensing requirements for - Speech Link
3: None Thus, for example, were the Welsh Government to decide that they wanted to introduce a national licensing - Speech Link
4: Lord Hope of Craighead (CB - Life peer) human, animal or plant health, animal welfare or the environment.”My point is that what one finds in - Speech Link
5: None Wales is the perfect size for experiments of this type, and existing devolved powers have allowed for - Speech Link
6: Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (LAB - Life peer) particularly thinking of residential property, where Wales now licenses landlords and is ahead of us in licensing - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill
2nd reading - Fri 23 Oct 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Chris Loder (CON - West Dorset) The first is live animal exports. - Speech Link
2: Chris Loder (CON - West Dorset) When the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill is enacted, those who cause injury to a service animal will - Speech Link
3: Kerry McCarthy (LAB - Bristol East) experimentation and to address what leaving the EU means for the duplication of experiments if we are - Speech Link
4: Christopher Chope (CON - Christchurch) They should not think that we are offering a panacea for improving animal welfare and reducing animal - Speech Link
5: John Lamont (CON - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk) for police dogs and other service animals—known as Finn’s law—the improvement of pet shop licensing - Speech Link
6: Joy Morrissey (CON - Beaconsfield) me many times to ask that I speak in this debate, particularly in relation to the issue of warfare experiments - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Medicines and Medical Devices Bill
2nd reading - Wed 02 Sep 2020
Department of Health and Social Care

Mentions:
1: Lord O'Shaughnessy (CON - Life peer) Too many people—often, it seems, women—have borne the brunt of an approach to post-licensing surveillance - Speech Link
2: Lord Rennard (LDEM - Life peer) Businesses are told that they may benefit from different licensing arrangements in future, but if they - Speech Link
3: Baroness Redfern (CON - Life peer) prescribing professionals for veterinary medicines as accessible as possible, without compromising animal - Speech Link
4: Baroness Masham of Ilton (CB - Life peer) to whom I have spoken agrees that we should maintain the highest possible standards of patient and animal - Speech Link
5: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (CB - Life peer) I will address the proposed information centre, the need for a provisional licensing system for medical - Speech Link
6: Baroness Jolly (LDEM - Life peer) With rapid growth in the animal health monitoring field, there should be opportunities to regulate such - Speech Link
7: Baroness Thornton (LAB - Life peer) patient safety commissioner, the medical devices register and, of course, the impacts of the Bill on animal - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Fisheries Bill [HL]
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard) - Wed 24 Jun 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mentions:
1: Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (LAB - Life peer) That is why our percentage is set at 65%.In Committee, the Minister explained that under existing licensing - Speech Link
2: Lord Blencathra (CON - Life peer) the Bill, which states, inter alia:“Power to attach conditions to sea fishing licence 1(1) A sea fish licensing - Speech Link
3: Lord Mackay of Clashfern (CON - Life peer) It is much better that we rely on the economic link arrangements in the licensing. - Speech Link
4: None also remarked—saying it much better than I shall—that Schedule 3 to the Bill provides each fisheries licensing - Speech Link
5: Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (LAB - Life peer) Minister said that he already has this matter under review and that the Government are looking at the licensing - Speech Link
6: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (GRN - Life peer) On page five, they say that Brexit will allow us to“raise standards in areas like workers’ rights, animal - Speech Link
7: Lord Naseby (CON - Life peer) devolved basis—to sort out discards, which are honestly a key problem.Secondly, in the meantime, let the experiments - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Medicines and Medical Devices Bill
3rd reading - Tue 23 Jun 2020
Department of Health and Social Care

Mentions:
1: Nigel Evans (CON - Ribble Valley) animals, humans and the environment.”This amendment requires the appropriate authority to consider animal - Speech Link
2: None medicines, reflecting the desire to make medicines as accessible as possible while not compromising animal - Speech Link
3: None We also agree that patients—be they human or animal—should and must come first in our consideration of - Speech Link
4: Marie Rimmer (LAB - St Helens South and Whiston) experimenting on such prisoners without consent and then harvesting organs to examine the results of such experiments - Speech Link
5: None have quick supplies of crucial medicines through close participation in the European Medicines Agency licensing - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill
2nd reading (Hansard) - Mon 24 Feb 2020
Scotland Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Beith (LDEM - Life peer) which standard determinate-sentence offenders will be released without ever having been subject to licensing - Speech Link
2: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (GRN - Life peer) But I have also been contacted by an animal rights activist who is currently serving a prison sentence - Speech Link
3: Baroness Chakrabarti (LAB - Life peer) who have been convicted of criminality in connection with other kinds of activism; she mentioned an animal - Speech Link