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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 28th January 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE F


HUNTING BILL

NOTE

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

Schedule No. 2 (The Hunting Tribunal).

Amendment (No. 211) proposed, in page 23, line 41, at the end, to insert the words—

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

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

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).'.

   

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
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'.

   

Mr James Gray

311

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     17,     leave out 'or partly'.

   

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'.

   

Mr James Gray

312

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     17,     leave out 'animals' and insert 'wild mammals and has never undertaken political campaigning about hunting with dogs'.

   

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

108

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     17,     at end insert 'and the body has informed him that it is willing to be prescribed.'.

   

Mr James Gray

320

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out subsection (3).

   

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.


   

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

109

Page     4,     line     20,     leave out Clause 12.


   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

141

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     29,     leave out 'Hunting' and insert 'Pest Control with Dogs'.

   

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

275

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     30,     leave out '18' and insert '14'.

   

Mr James Gray

276

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     30,     leave out '18' and insert '15'.

   

Mr James Gray

277

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     30,     leave out '18' and insert '16'.

   

Mr James Gray

278

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     30,     leave out '18' and insert '17'.

   

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

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.'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

142

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     37,     leave out 'hunt' and insert 'control'.

   

Mr James Gray

279

Clause     13,     page     4,     line     37,     leave out from 'hunt' to end of line 1 on page 5.

   

Mr James Gray

280

Clause     13,     page     5,     line     1,     after 'proposed', insert 'from time to time'.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead
Mr Rob Marris
Peter Bradley

143

Clause     13,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out 'hunting' and insert 'pest control activity'.

   

Rob Marris
Mark Tami
Albert Owen

237

Clause     13,     page     5,     line     3,     at end insert '; but that is without prejudice to the power of the registrar or the Tribunal to impose under section 17 or 19 such conditions as they think fit'.

 
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