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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 8 January 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Control of Horses Bill


 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  1

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  2

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  3

 

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).””

 

Angela Smith

 

Withdrawn  25

 

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

 

“(d)    

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

 

Welfare Act 2006.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  4

 

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


 
 

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2

 

, continued

 
 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  5

 

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

 

occupiers)

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  6

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  7

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  8

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  9

 

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

 

the horse”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  10

 

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

 

the horse”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  11

 

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”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  12

 

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

 

the horse”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  13

 

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

 

the horse”


 
 

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3

 

, continued

 
 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  26

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  14

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  15

 

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

 

the horse”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  16

 

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

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  27

 

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

 

Agreed to  17

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  18

 

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

 

in England without lawful authority”

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  19

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  20

 

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


 
 

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4

 

, continued

 
 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  21

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  22

 

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

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  23

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 4 Agreed to.

 

New Clause

 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  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.””

 



 
 

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, continued

 
 

Julian Sturdy

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  24

 

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

 

authority”

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.


 
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