The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. make it an offence to attack service animals, including police dogs and horses; to make certain offences aggravated when perpetrated against such animals; and for connected purposes.
The substantive text of this bill was re-introduced by the Government as the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act which received Royal Assent during the 2017-2019 Parliament.
The Service Animals (Offences) was a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Oliver Heald.Is this Bill currently before Parliament?
No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2017-19 Session.Whose idea is this Bill?
As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Oliver Heald), not the Government.What type of Bill is this?
A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.So is this going to become a law?
No. This Bill did not complete it's passage before the Session completed and is no longer before Parliament. However, it may have been re-introduced under a similar name in a subsequent Session.Would you like to know more?
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