Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (HC Bill 410)
Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs, are published separately as 410—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Secretary Michael Gove has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill are compatible
with the Convention rights.