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Thursday 26th June 2003


CONSIDERATION OF BILL

HUNTING BILL, AS AMENDED

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3).


NEW CLAUSES 13, 6, 11, AND 14 AND GROUPED AMENDMENTS

Registered hunting: absolute bans: deer, hares, foxes and terrier-work

   

Alun Michael
Dr Alan Whitehead
Mr Colin Pickthall
Mr Andy Reid
Paddy Tipping
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester)

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Registration for the purpose of pest control shall not be effected under Part 2 in respect of the hunting of—

      (a) deer of any species, or

      (b) hares.

    (2)   Registration for the purpose of pest control shall not be effected under Part 2 in respect of any hunting of foxes which takes place—

      (a) on or after 1st August of a year, and

      (b) before 1st November of that year.

    (3)   Registration for the purpose of pest control shall not be effected under Part 2 in respect of any hunting that involves the use of a dog below ground.

    (4)   Subject to subsections (1) to (3), registration may be effected under Part 2 in respect of the hunting of foxes, mink and other species of wild mammal (but only where the pest-control tests of utility and least suffering are satisfied in accordance with sections 10, 19 and 21).'.


Use of dogs below ground (No. 2)

   

Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik
Kate Hoey

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Registration under Part 2 may be effected in respect of hunting that involves the use of a dog below ground.

    (2)   The Secretary of State may make regulations for the recognition of any existing body as the proper authority for making a code in respect of the conduct of any activity in connection with the use of dogs below ground on wild mammals.'.


Foxes

   

Mr Tony Banks
Paddy Tipping
Mr Eric Martlew
Ms Candy Atherton
Rob Marris
Sandra Gidley

Jonathan ShawMr David Lepper

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

       'Registration under Part 2 shall not be effected in respect of the hunting of foxes.'.


Registration in respect of hunting of mink

   

Paul Holmes
Dr Nick Palmer
Mr Mike Hall
Mr David Amess
Dr Ian Gibson
Mr Kevan Jones

Julia Drown

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

       'Registration under Part 2 shall not be effected in respect of the hunting of mink.'.


   

Mr James Gray
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson [R]
Alun Michael

Peter Bradley



[R] Relevant registered interest declared.

43

Page     2,     line     31,     leave out Clause 6.

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson [R]
Alun Michael

Peter Bradley

44

Page     2,     line     34,     leave out Clause 7.


   

Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik
Mr James Gray
Alun Michael
Peter Bradley

1

Page     3,     line     13,     leave out Clause 9.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

85

Page     20,     line     19     [Clause     52],     leave out 'section 6' and insert 'sections 6, 7 and 9'.

   

Alun Michael
Peter Bradley

100

Page     20,     line     19     [Clause     52],     leave out '6' and insert '[Registered hunting: absolute bans: deer, hares, foxes and terrier-work]'.


NEW CLAUSE 12 AND GROUPED AMENDMENTS

Required conditions: minimising chase

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

       'In determining an application or appeal in accordance with section 19, 21, 32 or 33 the registrar or the Tribunal shall ensure that each registration is subject to conditions designed to ensure that any chase of a wild mammal by dogs in the course of hunting in reliance on the registration is as short as is reasonably practicable.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

53

Page     8,     line     2     [Clause     19],     at end insert—

    '(6A)   On granting an application the registrar may add to or vary the conditions specified in the application if he thinks it necessary for the purpose of complying with section [Required conditions: minimising chase].'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

54

Page     8,     line     5     [Clause     19],     leave out 'and'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

55

Page     8,     line     6     [Clause     19],     at end insert—

       ', and

      (c) any condition that the registrar proposes to add under subsection (5) or (6A).

    (8)   Where the registrar proposes to vary a condition under subsection (5) or (6A) subsection (7)(b) shall apply in relation to the condition as if it referred to the condition as varied.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

56

Page     8,     line     9     [Clause     20],     after '19(5)' insert 'or (6A)'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

57

Page     8,     line     30     [Clause     21],     at end insert—

    '(5A)   On granting an application the Tribunal may add to or vary the conditions specified in the application if it thinks it necessary for the purpose of complying with section [Required conditions: minimising chase].'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

58

Page     8,     line     34     [Clause     21],     leave out 'and'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

59

Page     8,     line     35     [Clause     21],     at end insert—

       ', and

      (c) any condition that the Tribunal proposes to add for the purpose of complying with section [Required conditions: minimising chase].

    (6A)   Where the Tribunal proposes to vary a condition under subsection (4) or (5A) subsection (6)(b) shall apply in relation to the condition as if it referred to the condition as varied.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Alun Michael

70

Page     12,     line     33     [Clause     33],     at end insert '(including adding or varying a condition for the purpose of complying with section [Required conditions: minimising chase]).'.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Hunting wild mammals

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson [R]

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Government shall issue licences in pursuance of Schedule (Licences) to those individuals and groups who wish to hunt a wild mammal. A person who takes part in hunting without such a licence will be committing an offence.'.


Register of licensed individuals and groups

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson [R]

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall maintain a register of those hunts and individuals licensed to hunt under section (Hunting wild mammals), together with the terms of the licence issued to them, which shall be open to public inspection.'.


Utility test: additional considerations

   

Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik
Kate Hoey

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'In applying the first test for registration, the registrar shall, in addition to the factors in paragraphs (a) to (h) of section 10(2), consider whether the proposed hunting of wild mammals—

      (a) will contribute towards—

      (i) the sustainable management of the quarry species;

      (ii) the enjoyment of sport and recreation;

      (iii) the preservation of the landscape;

      (iv) vermin control;

      (v) habitat protection;

      (vi) the sustainable development of the area (within the meaning of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992);

      (vii) the interests of avoiding or preventing the spread of disease;

      (viii) the control of nuisance animals;

      (ix) the provisions of a service for the collection of dead, injured, ill and surplus livestock from farms in the area; or

      (b) is for the purposes of obtaining food for animal or human consumption.'.


Utility test: additional considerations (No. 2)

   

Mr Peter Luff
Lembit Öpik
Kate Hoey

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'In applying the first test for registration, the registrar shall, in addition to the factors in paragraph (a) to (h) of section 10(2), consider whether alternatives to the proposed hunting of wild mammals with dogs may have consequences for human safety.'.


Utility test: additional considerations (No. 3)

   

Mr Peter Luff

Lembit Öpik
Kate Hoey

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       'In applying the first test for registration, the registrar shall, in addition to the factors in paragraphs (a) to (h) of section 10(2), consider whether alternatives to the proposed hunting of wild mammals with dogs may have consequences for domestic or protected animals.'.

 
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