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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Tuesday 4 June 2019

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Speaker.

 

 


 

Philip Davies

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Meaning of wild animal

 

(1)    

In this Act, “wild animal” means an animal other than one of a kind that is

 

commonly domesticated in Great Britain.

 

(2)    

For the purpose of subsection (1), an animal is of a kind that is domesticated if

 

the behaviour, life cycle or physiology of animals of that kind has been altered as

 

a result of the breeding or living conditions of multiple generations of animals of

 

that kind being under human control.

 

(3)    

In this section—


 
 

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Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2), continued

 
 

“animal” has the meaning given by section 1(1) of the Animal Welfare Act

 

2006.”

 


 

Philip Davies

 

Not called  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Meaning of other key terms

 

In this Act—

 

“circus operator”, in relation to a circus, means—

 

(a)    

the owner of the circus,

 

(b)    

any person, other than the owner, with overall responsibility for

 

the operation of the circus, or

 

(c)    

if neither of the persons mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) is

 

present in the United Kingdom, the person in the United

 

Kingdom who is ultimately responsible for the operation of the

 

circus;

 

“officer”, in relation to a body corporate, means—

 

(a)    

a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body

 

corporate, and

 

(b)    

any person purporting to act in any such capacity;

 

“travelling circus”—

 

(a)    

means a circus which travels, whether regularly or irregularly,

 

from one place to another for the purpose of providing

 

entertainment,

 

(b)    

includes—

 

(i)    

a circus which travels as mentioned in paragraph (a) for

 

the purpose mentioned there, despite there being periods

 

during which it does not travel from one place to

 

another,

 

(ii)    

any place where a wild animal associated with such a

 

circus is kept (including temporarily).

 

    

but not a circus which travels in order to relocate to a new fixed

 

base for use only or mainly as a place to give performances.”

 


 

Philip Davies

 

Not selected  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Compensation

 

Where a wild animal is no longer able to be used in a travelling circus as a result

 

of this Act coming into force the Secretary of State will—

 

(a)    

compensate circus owners for loss of earnings; or


 
 

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(b)    

compensate circuses who have had to go into liquidation as a result of this

 

Act coming into force.”

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Moratorium on the issuing of new licences and adding animals to current

 

licences

 

On the day on which the Act is passed, the following provisions will apply to

 

circus operators using wild animals in travelling circuses—

 

(a)    

there will be a moratorium on the issuing of new licences under the

 

provisions of the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses

 

(England) Regulations 2012; and

 

(b)    

current licences granted under regulation 4 of the Welfare of Wild

 

Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 will not be

 

extended to include additional licensed animals.

 

These provisions will apply until the Act comes into force.”

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Powers of seizure: animals

 

Where an animal is seized under paragraph 7(k), an inspector or a constable

 

may—

 

(a)    

remove it, or arrange for it to be removed, to a place of safety;

 

(b)    

care for it, or arrange for it to be cared for—

 

(i)    

on the premises where it was being kept when it was taken into

 

possession, or

 

(ii)    

at such other place as he thinks fit.”

 

 



 
 

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Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2), continued

 
 

Philip Davies

 

Not called  1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  leave out subsection (5)

 


 

Philip Davies

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  14,  leave out “2020” and insert “2022”

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  4

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

  “(1A)  

A police constable shall be considered to be an inspector for the purposes of

 

this Act.”

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  5

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  38,  leave out “except” and insert “including”

 

Philip Davies

 

Not called  2

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“7A      

An inspector may require that the owner of a wild animal may not destroy the

 

animal unless with the permission of a qualified veterinarian.”

 

Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 

 

Revised 04 June 2019