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Friday 3rd January 2003


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STANDING COMMITTEE F

HUNTING BILL


   

Mr James Gray

96

*Clause     8,     page     3,     line     11,     leave out from beginning to 'it' in line 12 and insert—

    '( )   Registration of proposed hunting of wild mammals shall be effected if the applicant satisfies the registrar that the utility of the proposed hunting outweighs any suffering which may be caused by it.

    ( )   In assessing the utility of the proposed hunting the registrar shall consider whether'.

   

Mr James Gray

94

*Clause     8,     page     3,     line     11,     after 'hunting', insert 'or coursing'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

14

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     12,     after 'that', insert 'in the opinion of the landowner or occupier'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

15

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     12,     after 'it', insert '( )'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

13

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out 'it is likely' and insert 'the licensee intends'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

16

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out 'significant'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

17

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     13,     leave out 'serious'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

18

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     17,     at end insert 'or ground nesting birds'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

19

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     25,     at end insert—

      '( ) pets and domestic animals'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

20

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     25,     at end insert 'or

    ( )   will contribute towards—

    ( )   the sustainable management of the quarry species;

    ( )   the enjoyment of sport and recreation;

    ( )   the preservation of the landscape;

    ( )   the rural economy;

    ( )   vermin control;

    ( )   habitat protection;

    ( )   the sustainable development of the area (within the meaning of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992);

    ( )   the interests of avoiding or preventing the spread of disease; or

    ( )   is for the purposes of obtaining food for animal or human consumption.'.

   

Mr James Gray

97

*Clause     8,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '( )   In assessing any suffering which may be caused by proposed hunting the registrar shall consider whether it is unnecessary.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

21

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     27,     leave out 'equivalent to that'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

22

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out 'not'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

23

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     29,     leave out from 'manner' to first 'to' in line 30 and insert 'which will not cause unnecessary suffering, balanced against the utility contribution as assessed above'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

24

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     30,     leave out 'significantly.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

25

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     30,     at end insert 'The Secretary of State will give guidance, prior to the enactment of this bill, as to the relative cruelty of—

      (a) trapping and ensnaring,

      (b) gassing,

      (c) poisoning,

      (d) shooting with a rifle by day,

      (e) shooting with rifle by night,

      (f) shooting with a shotgun by day,

      (g) shooting with a shotgun by night,

      (h) shooting with an air gun, and

      (i) killing by hounds.'.

   

Sir Teddy Taylor
Mr Roger Gale
Miss Ann Widdecombe

62

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(3)   The third test for registration in respect of the proposed hunting of wild mammals is that the practice will not be engaged in on more than one day each hundred years, the day to be selected by the registrar.'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

58

Schedule     2,     page     23,     line     33,     at end insert 'And who are listed as New Schedule 6 to this Bill.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

57

Schedule     2,     page     23,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '( )   he has no known opinion on the subject of hunting with dogs, and is specifically precluded from membership of any organisation which takes a view on the principle of hunting.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

59

Schedule     2,     page     25,     line     1,     at end insert 'as defined by The Bar Council.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

60

Schedule     2,     page     25,     line     4,     at end insert 'However there may not be more than three sittings at any one time.'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

27

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     14,     leave out from 'regulations' to end of line 15 and insert 'form an animal welfare standing committee comprised of members of—

      (a) the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and

      (b) the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

       who have not previously campaigned either for or against hunting with dogs.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

30

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     15,     at end insert 'so long as that organisation has no recognised position on the issue of hunting with dogs.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

28

Clause     11,     page     4,     leave out lines 16 and 17.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

29

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     19,     leave out 'a prescribed animal welfare body' and insert 'the animal welfare standing committee'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

26

Page     4,     line     13,     leave out Clause 11.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

31

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     30,     leave out '18' and insert '12'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

32

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     30,     at end insert 'Where an applicant is younger than 18 years of age, his application must be countersigned by a parent or guardian.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Peter Luff
Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Gregory Barker
Mr Adrian Flook
Mr Edward Garnier

Mr Nicholas SoamesMr John Gummer

98

*Clause     13,     page     4,     line     35,     at end insert 'which may be set from time to time by the Secretary of State, but shall not be more than £10 per registration.'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Peter Luff
Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Gregory Barker
Mr Adrian Flook
Mr Edward Garnier

Mr Nicholas SoamesMr John Gummer

99

*Clause     14,     page     5,     line     18,     at end insert 'which may be set from time to time by the Secretary of State, but shall not be more than £100 per registration.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

33

Clause     14,     page     5,     leave out line 25.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

63

Clause     15,     page     6,     line     4,     leave out 'a prescribed animal welfare body' and insert 'the animal welfare standing committee'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

34

Clause     17,     page     7,     line     27,     leave out from 'registrar' to refuse in line 28 and insert 'can show that the applicant or applicants fail to satisfy the tests specified in section 8 he may.'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

35

Clause     18,     page     7,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '( )   Where the registrar has granted an application subject to conditions under section 17(5)(b), the applicant or applicants may appeal to the Tribunal to alter these conditions'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker

36

Clause     22,     page     8,     line     38,     at end insert 'However the names and private addresses of licensees will not be available for public inspection.'.



 
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