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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 30 May 2019

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1 to 5 and NC1 to NC5

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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.

 


 

Philip Davies

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

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(3)    

In this section—

 

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

 

2006.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause adds a more detailed explanation for terms used within the bill.

 


 

Philip Davies

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 



 
 

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Philip Davies

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

(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

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would prevent the issue of new licences, or the addition of animals to existing

 

licences, from the day the Act is passed.

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Powers of seizure: animals

 

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

 

may—


 
 

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(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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

appropriately.

 

 


 

Philip Davies

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 


 

Philip Davies

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This Amendment will enable circuses to have enough time to plan for the Act coming into force.

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow a police constable to have the same powers as an appointed

 

inspector with respect to the Act.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Dr David Drew

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule,  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.


 
 

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Wild Animals in Circuses (N, continued

 
 

Philip Davies

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 

 

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

 

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 30 May 2019