About the Bill
The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in Parliament on 30 September.
The Committee issued a call for evidence on 10 October 2019. The closing date for submissions was 12 November 2019.
Read the submissions received by the Committee here.
Following the Committee's consideration of the Bill at Stage 1, the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment wrote to the Committee. Read the letter:
The Minister wrote to the Committee with regards to the Fixed Penalty Notices consultation which was published on 5 December 2019. Read the letter:
Following the introduction of the Bill, the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment wrote to the Committee with information on the Bill and the wider programme of animal welfare and wildlife commitments. Read the letter:
Ahead of the evidence session with the Scottish Government Bill Team, the Convener wrote to the Minister for clarification and further information on a number of points. Read the letter and the response:
On 10 February the Committee published its Stage 1 report. Read the report and the response to the report from the Scottish Government: