The Environment Bill 2019-21 has completed it Committee Stage in the House of Commons. This paper is a summary of what happened in the Committee and how the Bill has changed. It considers key Government and Opposition amendments. It is prepared in advance of the Bill's next stages scheduled for 26 January 2021.
The Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill 2019-20 was introduced by Phillip Dunne MP following the Private Members' Bills Ballot on 9 January 2020. First reading took place on 5 February 2020. Second Reading was scheduled to take place in January 2021 but has been postponed.
New rules for pet travel will come into force on 1 January 2021. This briefing paper sets out the new requirements.
In February 2020, The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2019-21, was reintroduced as a Private Members Bill with Government support. The First Reading took place on 5 February 2020 with the Second Reading scheduled to take place on 23 October 2020.
A debate will be held in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm on Monday 19th October 2020 on two e-petitions concerning pet theft. The debate will be opened by Tom Hunt MP.