Pupdates from Parliament
Catch up on the current Bills going through Parliament - October 2021

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
A Bill to make provision about the welfare of certain kept animals that are in, imported into, or exported from GB
Sponsoring Department: Department for Envioronment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sponsor: George Eustice - Conservative, Camborne and Redruth
Last updated: 23 September 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons - due 25th October 2021

Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill
A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the giving of penalty notices for certain offences in relation to animals and animal products.
Sponsor: Andrew Rosindell – Conservative, Romford
Last updated: 18 June 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – Due 29th October 2021

Dogs (DNA Databases) Bill
A Bill to require dog keepers to register a dog’s DNA on a database; to make provision about such databases and about the information held on them.
Sponsor: Andrew Griffith – Conservative, Arundel and South Downs
Last updated: 8 July 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – due 18th March 2022

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Bill
A Bill to amend the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953
Sponsor: Virginia Crosbie – Conservative, Ynys Mon
Last updated: 14 September 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – due 18th March 2022

Game Birds (Cage Breeding) Bill
A Bill to prohibit the use of raised laying or battery cages to keep certain game birds for the purpose of producing eggs; to set minimum space requirements for enclosures for such birds
Sponsor: Lord Randall of Uxbridge – Conservative, life peer
Last updated: 13 July 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Lords – due TBA

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill
A Bill to make certain uses of glue traps an offence
Sponsor: Jane Stevenson – Conservative, Wolverhampton North East
Last updated: 18 June 2021 
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – Due 19th November 2021

Hare Coursing Bill
A Bill to make provision about hare coursing offences; to increase penalties for such offences
Sponsor: Richard Fuller – Conservative, North East Bedfordshire
Last updated: 18 June 2021 
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – due 21st January 2022

Hen caging(Prohibition) Bill
A Bill to prohibit the caging of commercially reared, egg-laying hens and pullets
Sponsor: Henry Smith - Conservative, Crawley
Last updated: 23 September 2021 
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – due 22nd October 2021

Hunting Trophy Import (Prohibition) Bill
A Bill to prohibit the import of wild animal specimens derived from trophy hunting.
Sponsor: John Spellar – Labour, Warley
Last updated: 23 June 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – due 10th December 2021

Puppy Import (Prohibition) Bill
A Bill to prohibit the import of young puppies; and for connected purposes.
Sponsor: John Spellar – Labour, Warley
Last updated: 23 June 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons – due 10th December 2021


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