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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 17th January 2006


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The Amendments have been tabled in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [16th January 2006].


The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 16th January (Standing Order No. 83C):


    (1)   during the proceedings on the Animal Welfare Bill the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 17th January) meet—

      (a) at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 17th January;

      (b) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 19th January;

      (c) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 24th January; and

      (d) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 26th January.

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 11; Schedule 1; Clauses 12 to 47; Schedule 2; Clauses 48 to 58; Schedule 3; Clause 59; Schedule 4; Clauses 60 to 63; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

    (3)   the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 26th January.)

Ben Bradshaw has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].


Bill Wiggin


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     3,     leave out ', except subsections (4) and (5), "animal means' and insert '"animal" means a vertebrate, a cephalopod or a crustacean.'.


Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     3,     after 'means', insert 'a cephalopod or'.


Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     3,     after 'means', insert 'a cephalopod or a decapod crustacean.'.


Mr David Drew


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     4,     at end insert 'and an invertebrate of the class Cephalapoda.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     leave out subsections (3) to (5).


Bill Wiggin


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     leave out 'The appropriate national authority' and insert 'The Secretary of State'.


Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     21,     after 'Chordata', insert ', "cephalopod" means any member of the class Cephalopoda'.


Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     22,     after 'Chordata', insert ', "decapod crustacean" means any member of the order Decapoda'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     2,     page     2,     line     5,     leave out 'or' and insert 'and'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     2,     page     2,     line     6,     at end add—

    '(2)   In this section, "temporary basis" means an occasion when the care of and responsibility for a "protected animal" passes from one person, or persons, to another person, or persons, by mutual consent.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     2,     page     2,     line     6,     at end add—

    '(2)   In this section, "wild state" includes animals which—

      (a) usually live independently from man in local habitats,

      (b) have been released from the control of man,

      (c) are no longer dependent on man to satisfy their welfare needs,

      (d) can come and go of their own accord, or

      (e) are "wild animals" that fulfil the criteria in this subsection and have been captured in the interests of animals control.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     3,     page     2,     line     9,     leave out 'responsible' and insert 'who has accepted responsibility'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     3,     page     2,     line     9,     after 'animal', insert '(and any offspring that animal may subsequently have)'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     3,     page     2,     line     13,     at end insert 'and any offspring that that animal may produce'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     3,     page     2,     line     13,     at end insert ', except when responsibility for an animal has been passed onto another person on a temporary basis.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     3,     page     2,     line     16,     at end add—

    '(5)   For the purposes of this Act, in the event of a person unlawfully taking possession of an animal, he will be treated as being responsible for that animal on a temporary basis, until such time as that the animal is recovered by its lawful owner.'.


Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland


Clause     4,     page     2,     line     20,     after 'suffer', insert 'whether physically or mentally'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     4,     page     2,     line     20,     at end insert 'and'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     4,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert 'and'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     4,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert 'as the owner or on a temporary basis,'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     4,     page     2,     line     27,     at end insert 'and'.


Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland


Clause     4,     page     2,     line     41,     leave out ', property'.


Mr David Drew


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     1,     leave out paragraph (d).


Mr Philip Hollobone


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     2,     at end insert—

      '(da) whether the suffering was caused in the furtherance of any commercial activity;'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In this section, the term "suffering" includes both mental and physical suffering or cruelty.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   For the purposes of this section, an act of abandonment shall be considered to be a form of unnecessary suffering.

    (3B)   In this section, "abandonment" is to mean when an animal protected under this Act is, without lawful reason or excuse, deliberately discharged from the control of man without any future provisions for care being established.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     6,     at end add—

    '(4A)   Nothing in this section applies to the destruction of an animal for the benefit of another animal in a manner not dissimilar to that which could be witnessed in the wild.'.


Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(5)   In this section, "suffering" includes mental and physical suffering, and "suffer" is to be construed accordingly.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     10,     at end insert 'unless he is a veterinary surgeon registered to perform that procedure.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     20,     at end insert 'carried out by a registered veterinary surgeon.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   For the purposes of this section, any procedure carried out on an animal as part of a medical treatment by a registered veterinary surgeon prior to the commencement of this Act cannot be prohibited through the making of regulations under subsection (4).'.


Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     21,     after 'apply', insert—

      '(a) to the docking of the tail of a dog;

      (b) to the amputation of the dew claws of a dog; and

      (c) '.


Anne Snelgrove
Mr David Drew


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     22,     at end insert '; but the docking of the tail of a dog may be so specified only in respect of circumstances where a veterinary surgeon certifies that the procedure is necessary in the therapeutic interests of that dog.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in such circumstances as mutilations lawful prior to the commencement of this Act may be required, for the purpose of lawful activity, for the benefit, safety and welfare of the animal.'.


Bill Wiggin


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     25,     leave out 'as the authority considers appropriate' and insert 'and make available the evidence provided'.


Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     25,     at end add—

    '(6)   Regulations made under subsection (4) shall not include the amputation of any part of a dog's tail except for the purpose of treating existing injury or disease.'.

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