Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017


Terms of reference

1 The Pre-legislative scrutiny process

2 Clause 2 of the Bill: sentencing provisions

3 Clause 1 of the Bill: Recognition of animal sentience

Background to the introduction of Clause

Clause 1, as drafted

Practical consequences of Clause

Models for Government accountability

Existing inconsistencies

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

31 January 2018