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Wednesday 19th July 2000


CONSIDERATION OF BILL

PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (AMENDMENT) BILL


   

Maria Eagle

27

*Page     1,     line     6     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'person' to '(referred'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

9

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

1

Page     1,     line     14     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(2A) For the purposes of the Act, a person keeps an animal for commercial purposes where the animal in question is kept as part of a business for the purposes of profit or commercial exploitation.'.

   

Maria Eagle

28

*Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

10

Page     1,     line     18     [Clause     1],     after 'department', insert 'or agency'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

11

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     after 'person', insert 'with such experience, training or qualifications as may be prescribed and'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

12

Page     1,     line     24     [Clause     1],     after 'person', insert 'with such experience, training or qualifications as may be prescribed and'.

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

2

Page     1,     line     27     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food shall only enter into agreements in accordance with subsection (3)(e) or (f) with individuals whose names for the time being appear on a register, kept by him for the purpose, of qualified veterinary surgeons who have satisfied him that they have the appropriate experience to act as prosecutors in accordance with this Act.'.

   

Maria Eagle

30

*Page     1,     line     27     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

      '(g) any person having laid an information in the magistrates' court.'.


   

Mr Andrew Dismore

13

Page     2,     line     4     [Clause     2],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

14

Page     2,     line     12     [Clause     2],     after '(d)', insert 'or if (a), (b) or (c) are not practicable'.

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

3

Page     2,     line     13     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(2A) The court shall not make an order under this section until it has heard the evidence of the owner of the animal in question or the prosecutor has presented evidence to the court that the owner has been properly notified of the intended application and the opportunity to present evidence and has declined to do so.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

15

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     after 'including', insert 'the extent of the animals' suffering'.

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

4

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'desirability' and insert 'overriding importance'.

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

5

Page     2     [Clause     3],     leave out lines 22 to 28.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

16

Page     2,     line     24     [Clause     3],     at end insert 'either—

      ( ) he is of the opinion that a veterinary surgeon needs to examine the animal to treat it or to determine the extent of its suffering for evidential purposes; or'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

17

Page     2,     line     28     [Clause     3],     after 'and', insert 'examine or'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

18

Page     2,     line     33     [Clause     3],     leave out from 'animals' to 'and' in line 34 and insert 'in such a way as will not cause them pain or suffering'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

19

Page     2,     line     42     [Clause     3],     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

6

Page     2,     line     45     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

      '( ) produce to him a sealed copy of the notice to the court of his intention to apply for an order or a copy of the order made under section 2;'.


   

Mr Andrew Dismore

20

Page     3,     line     1     [Clause     3],     leave out paragraph (5)(b) and insert—

      '(b) state orally or in writing his reasons for entering, and if reasons are given orally confirm those reasons in writing within 14 days of entering'.

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

7

Page     3,     line     9     [Clause     4],     at end insert 'and the prosecutor shall be under a duty to maximise the proceeds of any such disposal in each case.'.

   

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

8

Page     3,     line     12     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '(2A) Where an order has been made under section 2 and the owner successfully defends the proceedings under section 1 of the 1911 Act, the court shall have power (in addition to the power to award costs) to require the prosecutors to recompense the owner a fair value for the loss (including economic loss) he has suffered as a result of the exercise of the powers conferred upon the prosecutor by virtue of the order.

    (2B) Any amount for which the owner is entitled to be reimbursed or compensated for under subsection (2A) may be recovered by him from the prosecutor summarily as a civil debt.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

21

Page     3,     line     16     [Clause     4],     after 'owner', insert 'or keeper'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

22

Page     3,     line     21     [Clause     4],     after 'owner', insert 'or keeper'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

23

Page     3,     line     23     [Clause     4],     after 'owner', insert 'or keeper'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

24

Page     3,     line     26     [Clause     4],     after 'owner', insert 'or keeper'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

25

Page     3,     line     36     [Clause     4],     at end insert 'and "keeper" means the person against whom the proceedings were brought with care and control of the animal'.


   

Maria Eagle

29

*Page     4     [Clause     5],     leave out line 3.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

26

Page     4,     line     9     [Clause     5],     leave out 'two months' and insert 'one month'.


 
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