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Tuesday 13th May 2003


STANDING COMMITTEE F

EQUINE WELFARE (RAGWORT CONTROL) BILL


   

Mr John Greenway

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     leave out from beginning to end of line 7 on page 2.

   

Mr John Greenway

2

Clause     1,     page     2,     leave out lines 8 to 18 and insert—

          '"1A     Code of practice: ragwort
          (1)   The Minister may make a code of practice for the purpose of providing guidance on how to prevent the spread of ragwort (senecio jacobaea L.).

          (2)   Before making the code the Minister must consult such persons as he considers appropriate.

          (3)   The Minister must lay a copy of the code before Parliament.

          (4)   The Minister may revise the code; and subsections (2) and (3) apply to the revised code.

          (5)   The code is to be admissible in evidence.

          (6)   If the code appears to a court to be relevant to any question arising in proceedings it is to be taken into account in determining that question.".'.

   

Mr John Greenway

3

Page     2,     line     19,     leave out Clause 2.

   

Mr John Greenway

4

Page     2,     line     28,     leave out Clause 3.

   

Mr John Greenway

5

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out 'Equine Welfare'.

   

Mr John Greenway

6

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '( )   This Act extends to England and Wales only.'.

   

Mr John Greenway

7

In the title, line 1, leave out from the beginning to 'amend'.

   

Mr John Greenway

8

In the title, line 2, after '1959' insert 'in relation to ragwort'.

Wales

   

Mr John Greenway

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The reference to the Weeds Act 1959 (c.54) in Schedule 1 to the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/ 672) is to be treated as referring to that Act as amended by this Act.

    (2)   Subsection (1) does not affect the power to make further Orders varying or omitting that reference.'.


 
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