Amendments proposed to the Hunting (Re-committed) Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr John Gummer
Mr Adrian Flook

80

*Schedule     1,     page     23,     line     33,     at end insert—

    'Dog Walking

    5A   A person does not contravene section 1 where a dog for which that person is responsible chases or pursues a wild mammal and where the person's principal purpose for having that dog in that place is to provide the dog with exercise or other benefits of access to an outdoor area, provided that he takes such steps as he can to bring that dog under control as soon as possible.'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff
Mr Roger Williams

76

Schedule     1,     page     24,     line     37,     at end insert—

     '7A    Compensation

    (1)   The Government shall pay compensation to those who lose their employment due to a ban on hunting.

    (2)   The compensation will be equivalent to one year's lost remuneration and 100 per cent. of the assets that are lost on account of this Act.'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO COMPENSATION

Compensation

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff
Mr Roger Williams

NC8

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall pay compensation to those who lose their employment owing to a ban on hunting.

    (2)   The compensation will be equivalent to one year's lost remuneration and 100 per cent. of the assests that are lost on account of this Act.'.


   

Rob Marris

44

Clause     53,     page     20,     leave out lines 18 and 19.

   

Alun Michael

65

Page     20,     line     15,     leave out Clause 53.


   

Rob Marris

3

Clause     3,     page     2,     leave out lines 18 and 19.


   

Hywel Williams

77

*Clause     57,     page     21,     line     6,     leave out 'and Wales'.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Domestic or protected animals

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'Hunting a wild mammal with dogs is exempt hunting if it can be shown that the alternatives may have consequences for domestic or protected animals.'.


Human safety

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'Hunting a wild mammal with dogs is exempt hunting if it can be shown that the alternatives may have consequences for human safety.'.


Conditions of use for dogs below ground

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The use of a dog below ground is exempt hunting if the conditions in this section are satisfied.

    (2)   The first condition is that the hunting is undertaken for the purpose of—

      (a) preventing or reducing serious damage which the wild mammal would otherwise cause—

      (i) to livestock,

      (ii) to game birds or wild birds (within the meaning of section 27 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69)),

      (iii) to food for livestock,

      (iv) to crops (including vegetables and fruit),

      (v) to growing timber,

      (vi) to fisheries,

      (vii) to other property, or

      (viii) to the biological diversity of an area (within the meaning of the United Nations Environmental Programme Convention on Biological Diversity of 1992), or

      (b) contributing to—

      (i) the biological diversity of an area (within the meaning of the United Nations Environmental Programme Convention on Biological Diversity of 1992), or

      (ii) the wildlife management of an area, or

      (c) obtaining meat to be used for human or animal consumption.

    (3)   The second condition is that the hunting takes place on land which belongs to the person doing the hunting, or which he has been given permission to use for the purpose by the occupier or, in the case of unoccupied land, by a person to whom it belongs.

    (4)   The third condition is that—

      (a) reasonable steps are taken for the purpose of ensuring that as soon as possible after locating the wild mammal under ground, the wild mammal is shot dead by a competent person, and

      (b) in particular, each dog used underground is kept under sufficiently close control to ensure that it does not prevent or obstruct achievement of the objective of paragraph (a), and

      (c) in the case of orphaned fox cubs where the hunter reasonably believes that they are not capable of fending for themselves and that their mother is dead or seriously injured, reasonable steps are taken for the purpose of ensuring that the cubs are killed as quickly and humanely as possible.

    (5)   The fourth condition is that there is insurance in place in respect of loss or damage caused to persons other than the hunter in the course of the use of dogs underground.'.


Conditions for exempt hunting

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The hunting of a wild mammal is exempt hunting if the conditions in this section are satisfied.

    (2)   The first condition is that the hunting is undertaken for the purpose of—

      (a) preventing or reducing serious damage which the wild mammal would otherwise cause—

      (i) to livestock,

      (ii) to game birds or wild birds (within the meaning of section 27 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69)),

      (iii) to food for livestock,

      (iv) to crops (including vegetables and fruit),

      (v) to growing timber,

      (vi) to fisheries,

      (vii) to other property, or

      (viii) to the biological diversity of an area (within the meaning of the United Nations Environmental Programme Convention on Biological Diversity of 1992), or

      (b) contributing to—

      (i) the biological diversity of an area (within the meaning of the United Nations Environmental Programme Convention on Biological Diversity of 1992), or

      (ii) the wildlife management of an area, or

      (c) obtaining meat to be used for human or animal consumption.

    (3)   The second condition is that the hunting takes place on land—

      (a) which belongs to the person doing the hunting, or

      (b) which he has given permission to use for the purpose by the occupier or, in the case of unoccupied land, by a person to whom it belongs.

    (4)   The third condition is that in the course of hunting carried out steps are taken to ensure—

      (a) that any wild mammal injured or captured or killed quickly and humanely and

      (b) that any wild mammal, if shot, is done so in accordance with paragraph (a) by a competent person

    (5)   The fourth condition is that there is insurance in place in respect of loss or damage caused by persons other than the hunter in the course of exempt hunting.'.


Retrieval of foxes

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

       'The hunting of a fox which has been shot is exempt if it takes place on land—

      (a) which belongs to the hunter, or

      (b) which he has been given permission to use for the purpose of hunting foxes by the occupier or, in the case of unoccupied land, by the person to whom it belongs.'.


Conditions of use for dogs below ground (No. 2)

   

Hywel Williams

NC9

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The use of a dog below ground is exempt hunting if the conditions in this section are satisfied.

    (2)   The first condition is that the hunting is undertaken for the purpose of—

      (a) preventing or reducing serious damage which the wild mammal would otherwise cause—

      (i) to livestock,

      (ii) to game birds or wild birds (within the meaning of section 27 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69)),

      (iii) to food for livestock,

      (iv) to crops (including vegetables and fruit),

      (v) to growing timber,

      (vi) to fisheries,

      (vii) to other property, or

      (viii) to the biological diversity of an area (within the meaning of the United Nations Environmental Programme Convention on Biological Diversity of 1992), or

      (b) contributing to—

      (i) the biological diversity of an area (within the meaning of the United Nations Environmental Programme Convention on Biological Diversity of 1992), or

      (ii) the wildlife management of an area, or

      (c) obtaining meat to be used for human or animal consumption.

    (3)   The second condition is that the hunting takes place on land—

      (a) which belongs to the person doing the hunting, or which he has been given permission to use for the purpose by the occupier or, in the case of unoccupied land, by a person to whom it belongs, and

      (b) that is classified as a Less Favoured Area.

    (4)   The third condition is that—

      (a) reasonable steps are taken for the purpose of ensuring that as soon as possible after locating the wild mammal under ground, the wild mammal is shot dead by a competent person, and

      (b) in particular, each dog used underground is kept under sufficiently close control to ensure that it does not prevent or obstruct achievement of the objective of paragraph (a).

      (c) in the case of orphaned fox cubs which the hunter reasonably believes are not capable of fending for themselves and that their mother is dead or seriously injured, reasonable steps are taken for the purpose of ensuring that the cubs are killed as quickly and humanely as possible.

    (5)   The fourth condition is that there is insurance in place in respect of loss or damage caused to persons other than the hunter in the course of the use of dogs underground.'.


Hares (No. 2)

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Adrian Flook
Mr John Gummer

NC10

*To move the following Clause:—

       'If a dog kills or catches a hare in the course of hunting rabbits then the user of the dog shall not commit an offence if he shows that the killing or capture of hares was not an object of the hunting which he undertook on that occasion.'.


Use of dogs below ground (No. 2)

   

Mr James Gray
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Adrian Flook
Mr John Gummer

NC11

*To move the following Clause:—

       'The use of a dog below ground will be exempt.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [1st JULY 2003]

That the programme order of 16th December 2002 in relation to the Hunting Bill be varied as follows—

    1.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee on recommittal shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Monday 7th July.

    2.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

    3.   Proceedings on consideration following recommittal shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after their commencement.

    4.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration following recommital.


 
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