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Animals Act 1971 (Amendment) Bill

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2007-08

Last updated: 7 February 2011 at 14:34

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Long title

A Bill to amend the Animals Act 1971 to limit strict liability for damage done by animals


The Bill aims to reduce the number of instances under the Animals Act 1971 when, following an accident involving certain types of animal, an owner of the animal is strictly liable (that is, liable to pay compensation regardless of whether there is any fault on the owner’s part). The Bill was drafted in conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


Mr Stephen Crabb
Preseli Pembrokeshire

Current version of the Bill

Bill as introduced - html version
11 March 2008

Bill passage

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Committee stage
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