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(iii)    

conditions of employment, and

 

(iv)    

standards and terms of accommodation for agricultural workers.

 

(6)    

“Agricultural worker” shall, for the purposes of this section, be taken to mean any

 

person engaged in—

 

(a)    

agriculture, as defined in section 109 of the Agriculture Act 1947, or

 

(b)    

forestry.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to report on the impact of the Act on

 

agricultural workers in England, and to consult on the findings of that report and the merits of

 

establishing a sector negotiating body.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Bill Wiggin

 

NC21

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Public procurement

 

    

When procuring and providing food, the Government, its agencies and other

 

public bodies must promote the highest standards of animal welfare.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Bill should include a provision akin to section 15(5)(c)(ii) of the Procurement Reform

 

(Scotland) Act 2014 which requires the procurement strategy of public bodies `to “promote the

 

highest standards of animal welfare”.

 


 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Sue Hayman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

NC22

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Financial assistance: agricultural tenancies (No. 2)

 

(1)    

Where in respect of a tenancy of an agricultural holding a tenant is restricted by

 

the terms of the tenancy agreement in relation to any activity for which financial

 

assistance has been granted under or in connection with this Act, or any

 

environmental land management scheme established in connection with the

 

provisions of this Act, the tenant may serve notice on the landlord to request

 

consent for that activity.

 

(2)    

A landlord must respond to a notice served under subsection (1) within one

 

month.

 

(3)    

If the landlord does not respond to a notice served under subsection (1) within one

 

month, consent for the activity within the notice from the tenant will be deemed

 

to have been given.


 
 

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(4)    

Any objection by the landlord to a notice served under subsection (1) may be

 

referred by the tenant to arbitration or expert determination under the Tribunal

 

Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules 2013.

 

(5)    

“Financial assistance” under subsection (1) shall be taken to include (amongst

 

other things)—

 

(a)    

any payment of financial assistance under section 1,

 

(b)    

any payment under the basic payment scheme, within the meaning of

 

section 4,

 

(c)    

any delinked payment within the meaning of section 4 or 9 as the case

 

may be, and

 

(d)    

any other form of financial assistance which may be given under this

 

Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would enable a tenant to challenge a restriction in the tenancy agreement

 

regarding the receipt of financial assistance under the terms of the Bill.

 


 

Giles Watling

 

Sir David Amess

 

Ross Thomson

 

Geraint Davies

 

Dr Lisa Cameron

 

Charlie Elphicke

Henry Smith

Bob Blackman

Royston Smith

Mr Nigel Evans

Andrew Rosindell

Tracey Crouch

Darren Jones

Daniel Kawczynski

Bill Wiggin

Dr Rupa Huq

Sir Robert Syms

Zac Goldsmith

Heidi Allen

Anne Marie Morris

Liz Saville Roberts

David T. C. Davies

Maria Caulfield

Andy Slaughter

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger

David Simpson

Sir Henry Bellingham

Faisal Rashid

Jim Shannon

Emma Little Pengelly

Danielle Rowley

Scott Mann

Tom Brake

Chris Evans

Rosie Cooper

Sir Greg Knight

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

Catherine West

Peter Kyle

Geraint Davies

 

NC23

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Prohibition on the human consumption of dogs or cats

 

(1)    

A person who knowingly consumes any part of a dog or a cat is guilty of an

 

offence.

 

(2)    

A person who knowingly transports, possesses or donates—

 

(a)    

a dog or cat to be slaughtered for human consumption; or

 

(b)    

part of a dog or of a cat for human consumption

 

    

is guilty of an offence.

 

(3)    

A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary

 

conviction to—

 

(a)    

imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or


 
 

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(b)    

a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would prohibit the human consumption, transport and possession of dog and cat

 

meat.

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Caroline Lucas

 

NC25

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Objectives

 

(1)    

Within two years of the entering into force of this Part, the Secretary of State shall

 

consult the public on and publish environmental objectives for—

 

(a)    

the achievement of the purposes within sections 1(1)(a) to (g),

 

(b)    

the protection and welfare of livestock as sentient beings, and

 

(c)    

the maintenance, recovery and restoration of the natural environment.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to consult and then publish specific

 

environmental objectives, within two years of this Part of the Bill entering into force, to ensure the

 

Bill meets its purpose.

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Caroline Lucas

 

NC26

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Financial assistance: annual report

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must report annually to Parliament on financial assistance

 

to be given under section 1.

 

(2)    

The report must include—

 

(a)    

an independent assessment of the need against which the purposes under

 

section 1(1) must deliver over the following five financial years; and

 

(b)    

the planned departmental budget forecast to meet the need assessed under

 

subsection (2)(a) for the next five financial years.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to report annually on the funding assistance

 

given under section 1, including an independent assessment of the finances needed over the next

 

five years to meet the Bill’s purposes and in turn how the Department is going to make that funding

 

available.

 



 
 

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Kerry McCarthy

 

Caroline Lucas

 

NC27

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Duties in exercising functions under this Part

 

(1)    

In exercising functions under this Part, the Secretary of State shall further—

 

(a)    

the achievement of the purposes within sections 1(1)(a) to (g),

 

(b)    

the protection and welfare of livestock as sentient beings, and

 

(c)    

the maintenance, recovery and restoration of the natural environment.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must establish an environmental land management scheme

 

designed to further the objectives in subsection (1).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to translate priorities into specific actions

 

and requirements, including the establishment of an Environmental Land Management Scheme.

 


 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Nicky Morgan

 

NC28

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Direct payments and delinked payments: timescales for payment

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations setting out timescales for the

 

payment of any direct payment or delinked payment to a person who is entitled

 

to receive it.

 

(2)    

Regulations under this section are subject to affirmative resolution procedure.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that those entitled to payments received those payments within

 

guaranteed timescales to help ensure certainty of cash flow.

 


 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

NC29

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Agricultural tenancy reform

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must, within the period of twelve months beginning with

 

the day on which this Act is passed, publish a draft Bill setting out—

 

(a)    

reforms to modernise agricultural tenancies legislation,

 

(b)    

provisions to enable tenants to adapt to change, access new schemes,

 

improve productivity and facilitate structural change, and

 

(c)    

such other provisions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.


 
 

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(2)    

In this section, “agricultural tenancies legislation” means in particular the

 

Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that the recommendations put forward by the Tenancy Reform

 

Industry Group can be implemented in a timely manner.

 


 

Tracey Crouch

 

Ross Thomson

 

Henry Smith

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Giles Watling

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

NC30

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Export of live farm animals: review

 

(1)    

No later than one year after exit day, the Secretary of State must publish the

 

conclusions of a review into the export of live farm animals, including animals

 

being exported for slaughter or for further fattening.

 

(2)    

If that review concludes that such exports should not be prohibited, it must set out

 

the reasons for reaching that conclusion.

 

(3)    

“Exit day” shall have the meaning given in section 20 of the European Union

 

(Withdrawal) Act 2018.”

 


 

Giles Watling

 

Henry Smith

 

Heidi Allen

 

Andrea Jenkyns

 

Mr William Wragg

 

Scott Mann

Sir Greg Knight

Daniel Kawczynski

Julia Lopez

Antoinette Sandbach

Maria Caulfield

David T. C. Davies

Ross Thomson

Sir Henry Bellingham

Jim Shannon

Caroline Lucas

Grahame Morris

Sir Mike Penning

Lady Hermon

Mr Laurence Robertson

Kerry McCarthy

Andrew Rosindell

Rosie Cooper

Ian C. Lucas

Philip Davies

Darren Jones

Dr Lisa Cameron

Sir David Amess

Stephen Metcalfe

Andrew Selous

 

NC31

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Mandatory labelling of animal products as to slaughtering method

 

(1)    

Meat and meat products shall be labelled so as to indicate the method used to

 

slaughter any animal from which the meat or meat product is derived.

 

(2)    

A label for the purposes of subsection (1) must state whether the animal was

 

stunned during the act of slaughter.


 
 

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(3)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations that make provision for—

 

(a)    

the labelling terms to be used for meat and meat products, 

 

(b)    

the conditions that must be met for the use of each labelling term, and

 

(c)    

the required size, legibility and placement of labels.

 

(4)    

Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative resolution

 

procedure.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would make it a requirement for all meat and meat products to be labelled as to

 

the method of slaughter, which will include a statement on whether the animal was stunned during

 

the process.

 


 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger

 

Dame Cheryl Gillan

 

Daniel Kawczynski

 

Ben Lake

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

NC32

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Definition of grass-fed products

 

(1)    

Regulations under section 22(1) shall enable the provision described in

 

subsection (2) of this section.

 

(2)    

A product which is partly or wholly derived from an animal may only be

 

described as grass-fed if the animal or animals have eaten only grass and pasture

 

throughout their lifetime, with the exception of milk consumed by youngstock

 

prior to weaning.

 

(3)    

For the purposes of subsection (2), “pasture” includes—

 

(a)    

permanent pasture and long and short term leys which may be part of a

 

mixed farming system, and

 

(b)    

hay, silage derived from grass not grain, forage and naturally occurring

 

vegetation in the grassland including legumes and other forbs, and

 

woody species.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would protect the definition of grass-fed, certifying that livestock and food

 

products labelled as grass-fed are fully raised on pasture.

 


 

George Eustice

 

NC33

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Prohibition on the sale of certain animals and animal products: substances

 

(1)    

Subject to subsections (3) and (4), no person shall sell or supply for human

 

consumption any animal—

 

(a)    

which contains or to which there has been administered—


 
 

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(i)    

a Class I prohibited substance listed in paragraph 1 of Schedule

 

[Prohibited substances],

 

(ii)    

a Class II prohibited substance listed in paragraph 2 of Schedule

 

[Prohibited substances],

 

(iii)    

a Class III prohibited substance listed in paragraph 3 of Schedule

 

[Prohibited substances], or

 

(iv)    

a Class IV prohibited substance listed in paragraph 4 of Schedule

 

[Prohibited substances],

 

    

unless that substance was administered in accordance with subsection

 

(4);

 

(b)    

that is an aquaculture animal to which—

 

(i)    

a Class II prohibited substance listed in paragraph 2 of Schedule

 

[Prohibited substances],

 

(ii)    

a Class III prohibited substance listed in paragraph 3 of Schedule

 

[Prohibited substances], or

 

(iii)    

a Class IV prohibited substance listed in paragraph 4 of Schedule

 

[Prohibited substances],

 

    

has been administered;

 

(c)    

which contains a substance specified by the Secretary of State in

 

regulations under subsection (5)(a) at a concentration exceeding the

 

maximum residue limit; or

 

(d)    

to which a medicinal product has been administered if the withdrawal

 

period for that product has not expired.

 

(2)    

No person may sell or supply for human consumption any animal product which

 

is derived wholly or partly from an animal the sale or supply of which is

 

prohibited under subsection (1).

 

(3)    

Nothing in paragraph (1)(d) shall prohibit the sale before the end of the

 

withdrawal period of any high-value horse to which has been administered allyl

 

trenbolone or a beta-agonist in accordance with regulation 5 of the Animals and

 

Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue

 

Limits)(England and Scotland) Regulations 2015, provided that the type and date

 

of treatment was entered on the horse’s passport by the veterinary surgeon

 

directly responsible for the treatment.

 

(4)    

The prohibitions in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to the sale of an animal,

 

or of an animal product derived wholly or partly from an animal to which has

 

been administered a compliant veterinary medicinal product—

 

(a)    

containing testosterone, progesterone or a derivative of these substances

 

which readily yields the parent compound on hydrolysis after absorption

 

at the site of application, if the administration is in accordance with

 

regulation 26 of the Animals and Animal Products (Examination for

 

Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (England and Scotland)

 

Regulations 2015;

 

(b)    

containing allyl trenbolone or a beta-agonist, if the administration is in

 

accordance with regulation 27 of the Animals and Animal Products

 

(Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (England and

 

Scotland) Regulations 2015;

 

(c)    

having oestrogenic action (but not containing oestradiol 17β or its ester-

 

like derivatives), androgenic action or gestagenic action, if the

 

administration is in accordance with regulation 28 of the Animals and

 

Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue

 

Limits) (England and Scotland) Regulations 2015.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations—

 

(a)    

specifying for the purposes of subsection (1)(c) maximum residue limits

 

for pharmacologically active substances, and


 
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