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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 16 May 2019

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1 to 5 and NC1 and NC2

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

David Rutley

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 


 

David Rutley

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 May 2019                     

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Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill, continued

 
 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  leave out “commonly” and insert “normally”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would align the definition of “wild animal” with that used in the Welfare of Wild

 

Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 and the Zoo Licensing Act 1981.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

““travelling circus” means a company or group of entertainers which (i)

 

travels, whether regularly or irregularly, from place to place for the

 

purpose of giving performances, displays or exhibitions, and (ii) as part

 

of which animals may be kept or introduced (whether for the purpose of

 

performance, exhibition, display or otherwise).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure the inclusion of circuses which tour venues other than a traditional

 

circus tent, or which use animals for exhibition or display away from the circus site, or which do

 

not regularly travel.

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  14,  leave out “on 20 January 2020” and insert “on such day

 

as the Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument appoint, and no

 

later than 20 January 2020.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would enable the Act to be brought into force earlier than 20 January 2020.

 



 
 

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Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill, continued

 
 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Disqualification

 

(1)    

If a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, the court by or before which

 

that person is convicted may, instead of or in addition to dealing with that person

 

in any other way, make an order disqualifying him under any one or more of

 

subsections (2) to (4) for such period as it thinks fit.

 

(2)    

Disqualification under this subsection disqualifies a person—

 

(a)    

from owning wild animals,

 

(b)    

from keeping wild animals,

 

(c)    

from participating in the keeping of wild animals, and

 

(d)    

from being party to an arrangement under which that person is entitled to

 

control or influence the way in which wild animals are kept.

 

(3)    

Disqualification under this subsection disqualifies a person from dealing in wild

 

animals.

 

(4)    

Disqualification under this subsection disqualifies a person—

 

(a)    

from transporting wild animals, and

 

(b)    

from arranging for the transport of wild animals.

 

(5)    

Disqualification under subsection (2), (3) or (4) may be imposed in relation to

 

animals generally, or in relation to animals of one or more kinds.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would enable a court to disqualify an offender from keeping wild animals and

 

other activities.

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Powers of seizure: animals

 

(1)    

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—


 
 

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(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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would enable an animal which has been seized to be removed and cared for

 

appropriately.

 

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  4,  line  34,  after “vehicle,” insert “including caravans, trucks and

 

trailers,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure an inspector’s power of entry includes caravans, trucks and

 

trailers.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  4,  line  38,  leave out “except” and insert “including”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow animals, held by those who are suspected of committing an offence

 

under the Act, to be seized.

 

 

Order of the House [7 May 2019]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 23 May 2019.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on

 

Consideration.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings


 
 

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on Consideration.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 16 May 2019