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.
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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.
This Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the single use carrier bag charge in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, examines the legal basis for the charge, the exemptions and what will be done with the proceeds of the charge. It also examines the impact of the charges to date.