Legislative Consent: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 8 June 2021.


The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about the welfare of certain kept animals that are in, imported into, or exported from Great Britain.”


The Bill is subject to the legislative consent process under Standing Order 29. This is when the consent of the Welsh Parliament is sought by the UK Government to legislate on an issue which falls  within the competence of the Senedd.


The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 153KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 22 June 2021.


The Business Committee referred the LCM to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 14 October 2021. (PDF 41.6KB)


At the meeting of 5 October 2021, Business Committee agreed (PDF 39.3KB) to extend the reporting deadline to 11 November 2021.


The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report on 19 October 2021.


Further information on the Senedd’s consideration of the LCM, including relevant correspondence, can be found under ‘Related Meetings’.

Business type: Legislative Consent

First published: 05/07/2021