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Lord Benyon's amendment, Clause 5

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

Report stage

Amendment number: 39

Lead member

Lord Benyon
Conservative, Life peer


This amendment was agreed to. Where a member has given notice of their intention to oppose a Clause/Schedule standing part of a Bill, 'agreed' indicates that the Clause/Schedule was removed from the Bill.

Amendment text

Clause 5, page 2, line 32

at end insert—
“(b) any cephalopod mollusc, and
(c) any decapod crustacean.”

Member’s explanatory statement

This amendment adds cephalopod molluscs (for example, octopus and squid) and decapod crustaceans (for example, crab and lobster) to the definition of “animal” for the purposes of the Bill.


Baroness Hayman of Ullock
Life peer
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
Liberal Democrat
Life peer