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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 8 January 2015

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Control of Horses Bill


 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  leave out “7B” and insert “7C”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 (“powers of freeholders and occupiers to

 

detain horses”).

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  17,  leave out “and section 7B”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendments proposed to clause 2 have the result that “local authority” is used only in section

 

7A.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In section 7 (detention and sale of trespassing livestock), at the end insert—

 

“( )    

Subsections (2) to (7) do not apply to horses on land in England (as to

 

which, see sections 7A to 7C).””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This disapplies the majority of section 7 of the Animals Act to horses in England, as sections 7A to

 

7C will apply instead.

 

Angela Smith

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  8,  at end insert—


 
 

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“(d)    

“welfare needs” has the same meaning as in section 9 of the Animal

 

Welfare Act 2006.”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  9,  leave out “7A” and insert “7B”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  9,  leave out “1” and insert “(powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  leave out “7B” and insert “7C”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  leave out “section 7A” and insert “sections 7A and 7B”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert “or 7B.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  15,  leave out “local authority” and insert “person detaining


 
 

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the horse”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the person detaining the horse could be the local authority or a private

 

freeholder or occupier.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  17,  leave out “local authority” and insert “person detaining

 

the horse”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the person detaining the horse could be the local authority or a private

 

freeholder or occupier.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  24,  leave out from “to” to end of line 30 and insert “each

 

person with a claim under section 4A in respect of the horse such amount as is sufficient

 

to satisfy the claim”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 persons with a claim under section 4A might not include a local authority.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  33,  leave out “local authority” and insert “person detaining

 

the horse”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the person detaining the horse could be the local authority or a private

 

freeholder or occupier.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  34,  leave out “local authority” and insert “person detaining

 

the horse”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the person detaining the horse could be the local authority or a private

 

freeholder or occupier.

 

Angela Smith

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  35,  at end insert “to ensure its welfare.”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  38,  leave out from “claims” to “under” in line 39

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 persons with a claim under section 4A might not include a local authority.


 
 

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Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  40,  leave out “local authority” and insert “person detaining

 

the horse”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the person selling the horse could be the local authority or a private

 

freeholder or occupier.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  42,  leave out “local authority” and insert “person”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the person detaining the horse could be the local authority or a private

 

freeholder or occupier.

 

Angela Smith

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  44,  leave out “supply it with adequate food and water” and

 

insert “ensure its welfare needs are met to the extent required by good practice.”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  4,  leave out “in the public place” and insert “on the land”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the horse could be detained on private land.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  13,  leave out “in public places (England)” and insert “on land

 

in England without lawful authority”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the horse could be detained on private land.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  15,  leave out “in any public place” and insert “on any land”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

With the proposed NC1 the horse could be detained on private land.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  21,  leave out “owner” and insert “freeholder”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.


 
 

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Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  23,  leave out “7 or section 7A” and insert “7A or 7B”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  26,  leave out “7 or 7A” and insert “7A or 7B”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1 relating to the powers of freeholders and

 

occupiers.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  33,  leave out “in public places” and insert “on land”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is consequential on Amendment 19.

 

New Clause

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Powers of freeholders and occupiers to detain horses

 

After section 7A of the Animals Act 1971 (as inserted by section 1 of this Act),

 

insert—

 

“7B    

Powers of freeholders and occupiers to detain horses

 

(1)    

This section applies where a horse is on any land in England without

 

lawful authority.

 

(2)    

The horse may be detained—

 

(a)    

in any case, by the occupier of the land, and

 

(b)    

if the freeholder is not the occupier, by the freeholder with the

 

occupier’s consent.

 

(3)    

Section 7C contains further provision about detention under this

 

section.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Clause 1 confers on local authorities in England a power to detain horses in public places without


 
 

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lawful authority. This proposed NC1 extends a similar power to freeholders or occupiers of any

 

land in England. It is intended that this would become clause 2 of the Bill.

 


 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Title,  line  1,  leave out “in public places” and insert “on land in England without lawful

 

authority”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the proposed NC1.

 


 
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