About the Bill
The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in Parliament on 30 September.
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 ended on 12 March 2020.
Find out more about the Committee's consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 ended on 26 May 2020.
Find out more about the Committee's consideration of the Bill at Stage 2.
The Stage 3 Debate (meeting of the Parliament) will take place on 17 June 2020. Find out more.
Stage 3 correspondence
Ahead of Stage 3, the Committee received the following letters from the Minister regarding:
The formation of a taskforce to consider the possible extension of powers to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
The inclusion of new amendments in relation to seal licensing:
Committee Member Mark Ruskell’s question at Stage 2 about whether the Scottish Government had any concerns about compliance with the Bees Act 1980 and orders made under that Act:
On 10 February the Committee published its Stage 1 report. Read the report and the response to the report from the Scottish Government: