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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 23rd January 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE F


HUNTING BILL

NOTE

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


   

Hywel Williams

192

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

   

Mr James Gray

303

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     32,     leave out 'a person' and insert 'an individual'.

   

Mr James Gray

304

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     32,     after 'registrar")', insert 'who is appropriately qualified in terms of subsection (1A) below'.

   

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.'.

   

Mr James Gray

305

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

    '(1A)   "Appropriately qualified" means that the individual—

      (a) has a good knowledge of hunting with dogs in the United Kingdom or Ireland, and

      (b) is entirely impartial as to hunting, and "impartial" means that he has had no association with hunting or any organization which directly or indirectly supports, opposes, or has supported or opposed, hunting, and

      (c) he neither has nor has had any membership or affiliations at any time with a party represented in the House of Commons.'.

   

Mr James Gray

306

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     35,     at end insert 'as set out in Schedule 2 hereto'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

137

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

   

Mr James Gray

272

Clause     9,     page     3,     line     41,     after 'to', insert 'lawful evidence and not opinion unless an appropriate expert scientific opinion, and to'.

   

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'.

   

Hywel Williams

195

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

   

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

307

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     7,     at end insert 'to which appeals may be made from decisions of the Registrar'.

   

Mr James Gray

313

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   (a) Appeals shall be by way of re-hearing.

      (b) Appeals may only be made by those seeking registration.'.

   

Mr James Gray

308

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     9,     after '(3)', insert 'Subject to subsection (1A) above'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Gregory Barker
Mr John Gummer
Mr Nicholas Soames
Mr Hugo Swire

211

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

    '( )   he is free from bias on the issue of hunting with dogs.'.

   

Mr Alun Michael

317

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     28,     leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

    '(2)   The Lord Chancellor may appoint a person to the panel of members only if the Lord Chancellor thinks that the person has appropriate experience relating to—

      (a) the welfare of animals, or

      (b) the management of land.'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Judy Mallaber

188

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     28,     leave out from 'he' to 'has' in line 31.

   

Mr Michael Foster

176

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     30,     after '(c36))', insert "but derives no income from any activity associated with hunting wild mammals with dogs.".

   

Mr James Gray

301

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     31,     leave out 'the welfare of animals or'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Judy Mallaber

189

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     33,     at end insert '; and the Lord Chancellor shall ensure that the panel comprises equal (or approximately equal) numbers of persons with experience of animal welfare and management of land respectively.'.

   

Mr James Gray

302

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(3)   No one shall be appointed to the panel who has been employed by, or is a member of, an organisation campaigning either for or against hunting with dogs.'

   

Mr James Gray

314

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     36,     after 'appointment', insert 'which the Lord Chancellor shall publish by placing a copy thereof in the Library of the House of Commons'.

   

Mr James Gray

315

Schedule     2,     page     24,     line     38,     after '5', insert 'shall hold office for a period of no more than three years and'.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Gregory Barker
Mr John Gummer
Mr Nicholas Soames
Mr Hugo Swire

208

Schedule     2,     page     25,     line     1,     at end insert 'as defined by the Bar Council and the Law Society.'.

   

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.'.

   

Hywel Williams

229

Schedule     2,     page     25,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Tribunal shall sit in Wales when deliberating Welsh cases.'.

   

Mr Alun Michael

318

Schedule     2,     page     25,     line     9,     leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert 'ensure that at each sitting the Tribunal consists of either—

      (a) the President or a member of the panel of chairmen, or

      (b) the President, or a member of the panel of chairmen, sitting with one member appointed under paragraph 5(2)(a) and one member appointed under paragraph 5(2)(b).'.

   

Mr James Gray

274

Schedule     2,     page     25,     line     16,     leave out paragraph 11.

   

Ms Candy Atherton
Mr Michael Foster
Mr Mike Hall
Mr Eric Martlew
Mr Russell Brown
Dr Alan Whitehead

183

Schedule     2,     page     25,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '( )   Rules under section 10 must require the Tribunal to give each of the prescribed animal welfare bodies a copy of any document, and to communicate to those bodies any additional information, which it receives from any other person in connection with the proceedings.'.


   

Mr James Gray

273

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     9,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Gregory Barker
Mr John Gummer
Mr Nicholas Soames
Mr Hugo Swire

209

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 are free from bias on the issue of hunting with dogs.'.

   

Mr James Gray

309

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     14,     after 'more', insert 'recognized charitable'.

   

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

310

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     16,     leave out 'he thinks that'.

   

Rob Marris
Ms Candy Atherton
Judy Mallaber
Mark Tami
Peter Bradley
Paul Holmes

106

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     16,     after 'thinks', insert 'reasonably'.

   

Rob Marris
Ms Candy Atherton
Judy Mallaber
Mark Tami
Mr Andrew George
Peter Bradley

107

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     17,     leave out 'partly' and insert 'mainly'.

 
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