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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 16th January 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE F


HUNTING BILL

NOTE

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

Clause No. 8 (Tests for registration: utility and least suffering). Amendment (No. 94) proposed in page 3, line 11, after the word 'hunting', to insert the words 'or coursing'.—(Mr James Gray.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

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 '( )'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

187

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     12,     after second 'is', insert 'pest control'.

    (1A)   For the purposes of subsection (1) hunting is pest control if and only if it is'.

   

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'.

   

Alun Michael

185

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     16,     after 'birds', insert 'or wild birds'.

   

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
Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik

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.'.

   

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

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).'.

   

Rob Marris
Mr Ian Cawsey
Mark Tami
Diana Organ
Mr Russell Brown
Mr Colin Pickthall

Albert OwenDr Alan WhiteheadMr Mike Hall
Paddy TippingMs Candy AthertonJudy Mallaber
Mr Michael FosterPeter Bradley

184

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     27,     leave out from first 'that' to end of line 30 and insert 'it is likely to cause significantly less pain, suffering or distress to the wild mammals to be hunted than would be likely to be caused by any other reasonably available method of achieving 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.'.


   

Hywel Williams

192

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     32,     at beginning insert 'As regards England'.

   

Hywel Williams

193

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     33,     after 'register', insert ' in England'.

   

Hywel Williams

194

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '( )   As regards Wales, the National Assembly for Wales shall appoint a person ("the registrar") to maintain a register in Wales for the purposes of this Act.'.

   

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'.

   

Hywel Williams

195

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     7,     leave out from 'be' to end and insert 'separate Hunting Tribunals serving England and Wales'.

 
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