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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 9th January 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE F


HUNTING BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [7th January 2003].

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

100

Clause     8,     page     3,     leave out lines 11 to 14 and insert—

    '(1)   The test for registration in respect of proposed hunting is that its utility in preventing or reducing environmental damage outweighs any suffering that may be an unavoidable result of the hunting.

    (2)   In subsection (1) "environmental damage" means damage to—.'

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

131

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     11,     leave out 'hunting' and insert 'pest control'.

   

Mr James Gray

94

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

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

132

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     11,     after 'mammals' and insert 'with dogs'.

   

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

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
Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

15

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

   

Mr Andrew George

114

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     12,     after 'is', insert 'either—

    ( )   '.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker
Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

16

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

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker
Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

17

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

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

133

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     13,     leave out 'hunted' and insert 'controlled'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker
Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

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

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.'.

   

Lembit Öpik

Mr Peter Luff

110

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     25,     at end insert 'or will contribute towards the control of nuisance animals'.

   

Lembit Öpik

Mr Peter Luff

111

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     25,     at end insert 'or will contribute towards the maintenance of social and cultural cohesion of the area'.

   

Lembit Öpik

Mr Peter Luff

112

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     25,     at end insert 'or will contribute towards the provision of a service for the collection of dead, injured, ill and surplus livestock from farms in the area'.

   

Mr Peter Luff

Lembit Öpik

113

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;

      ( ) 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 Andrew George

115

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

    ( )   for the purpose of obtaining meat for human or animal consumption.'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Hugo Swire
Gregory Barker
Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

19

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

      '( ) pets and domestic animals'.

   

Mr James Gray

101

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

134

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out 'hunting' and insert 'pest control'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

135

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     27,     after 'mammals' and insert 'with dogs'.

   

Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

174

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     27,     leave out from first 'that' to end of line 30 and insert 'the proposed hunting is not the cruellest method of making the contribution mentioned in subsection (1).'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

136

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     29,     leave out 'hunt' and insert 'control pests by hunting'.

   

Mr Rob Marris
Ms Candy Atherton
Judy Mallaber
Mark Tami
Paul Holmes
Andrew George

24

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

   

Sir Teddy Taylor
Mr Roger Gale
Miss Ann Widdecombe

62

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

    '(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

175

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

    '(3)   The Secretary of State shall give guidance to the registrar as to the relative cruelty of—

      (a) trapping and ensnaring,

      (b) gassing,

      (c) poisoning,

      (d) shooting with a rifle by day,

      (e) shooting with a 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 dogs.'.


   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

137

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     38,     leave out 'Hunting' and insert 'Pest Control with Dogs'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

138

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     42,     leave out 'Hunting' and insert 'Pest Control with Dogs'.


   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

139

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     6,     leave out 'Hunting' and insert 'Pest Control with Dogs'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

140

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     7,     leave out 'Hunting' and insert 'Pest Control with Dogs'.


   

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.'.

 
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