Amendments proposed to the Animal Welfare Bill - continued House of Commons

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Bill Wiggin

175

Clause     18,     page     10,     line     27,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(5)   The appropriate national authority shall issue guidance about the exercise by a court of powers under subsection (1).

    (6)   In determining how to exercise its powers under this section, the court shall have primary regard to the welfare of the animal.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

130

Clause     18,     page     10,     line     28,     after 'regard', insert 'to the interests of the animal and'.


   

Anne Snelgrove

155

Clause     19,     page     11,     line     1,     after 'entry', insert 'without a warrant'.

   

Mr Ben Bradshaw

137

Clause     19,     page     11,     line     8,     after 'peace' insert 'is'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

23

Clause     20,     page     11,     line     26,     after '8', insert '[Pet fairs],'.

   

Bill Wiggin

113

Clause     20,     page     11,     line     26,     after '8', insert '[Electric instruments],'.

   

Bill Wiggin

118

Clause     20,     page     11,     line     26,     after '8', insert '[Recordings of prohibited conduct],'.

   

Shona McIsaac

145

Clause     20,     page     11,     line     26,     after '8', insert '[Non-domestic animals in circuses],'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland
Mr David Drew

24

Clause     22,     page     12,     line     7,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (4),'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland
Mr David Drew

25

Clause     22,     page     12,     line     9,     at end add—

    '(4)   Subject to subsection (5), a Justice of the Peace may, on the application of an inspector, issue a warrant authorising an inspector to enter premises, if necessary using reasonable force, in order to carry out an inspection under subsection (1).

    (5)   The power to issue a warrant under subsection (4) is exercisable only if the Justice of the Peace is satisfied—

      (a) that it is reasonable to carry out an inspection on the premises, and

      (b) that section 46 is satisfied in relation to the premises.'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland
Mr David Drew

26

Clause     23,     page     12,     line     18,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (4),'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland
Mr David Drew

27

Clause     23,     page     12,     line     20,     at end add—

    '(4)   Subject to subsection (5), a Justice of the Peace may, on the application of an inspector, issue a warrant authorising an inspector to enter premises, if necessary using reasonable force, in order to carry out an inspection under subsection (1).

    (5)   The power to issue a warrant under subsection (4) is exercisable only if the Justice of the Peace is satisfied—

      (a) that it is reasonable to carry out an inspection on the premises, and

      (b) that section 46 is satisfied in relation to the premises.'.


   

Anne Snelgrove

156

Clause     24,     page     12,     line     30,     after 'entry', insert 'without a warrant'.


   

Bill Wiggin

55

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The prosecutor shall establish to the satisfaction of the court that the evidence has not been available to him for a period longer than six months. The court shall also determine whether the evidence available can be admitted where the lapse of time exceeds that allowed for under the provisions of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

56

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     18,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Bill Wiggin

114

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     26,     after '7', insert '[Electric instruments]'.

   

Bill Wiggin

119

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     26,     after '7', insert 'or [Recordings of prohibited conduct]'.

   

Shona McIsaac

146

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     31,     after '30(9)', insert 'or [Non-domestic animals in circuses]'.

   

Bill Wiggin

158

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     34,     leave out from 'exceeding' to end and insert £20,000'.

   

Bill Wiggin

157

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   When a person guilty of an offence is imprisoned under subsection (1)(a) or subsection (2)(a), they shall not be eligible for early release through a "custody plus order" under Chapter 44 section 181(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

28

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     8,     after '8', insert 'or section [Pet fairs],'.

   

Bill Wiggin

120

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     8,     after '8', insert 'or [Recordings of prohibited conduct],'.

   

Shona McIsaac

147

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     8,     after '8', insert 'or [Non-domestic animals in circuses]'.

   

Bill Wiggin

61

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     19,     after 'offspring', insert 'or any offspring it is carrying in utero'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

176

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The court shall not make an order for the destruction of an animal under this section unless it is satisfied, on the basis of evidence given by a veterinary surgeon, that it is appropriate to do so in the interests of the animal.'.

   

Mr Ben Bradshaw

138

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '(e) order the offender or another person to pay a sum representing the expenses of carrying out the order.'.

   

Mr Ben Bradshaw

139

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Any sum ordered to be paid under subsection (4)(e) shall be treated for the purposes of enforcement as if it were a fine imposed on conviction.'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

177

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   A person appointed under subsection (4)(a) shall be a veterinary surgeon or other person who the court is satisfied has the appropriate training and qualification in, and experience of, animal welfare.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

57

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     34,     after 'decides', insert 'to make an order or'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

29

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     44,     at end insert ', where it is appropriate to do so in the interests of the animal.'.


   

Bill Wiggin

58

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(e) from riding, driving or using animals.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

30

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     36,     after '8', insert 'section [Pet fairs],'.

   

Bill Wiggin

121

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     36,     after '8', insert 'section [Recordings of prohibited conduct](1)(a),'.


   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

178

Clause     31,     page     16,     line     16,     at end insert '; and

      (c) in the case of the destruction of an animal, it is satisfied, on the basis of evidence given by a veterinary surgeon, that it is appropriate to do so in the interests of the animal.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

31

Clause     31,     page     16,     line     27,     at end insert ', where it is appropriate so to do in the interests of the animal.'.


   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

179

Clause     32,     page     16,     line     44,     leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert—

    '(3)   In giving directions which specify the manner in which an animal is to be disposed of, the court may not direct the disposal of an animal to any person except—

      (a) a licensed breeding establishment,

      (b) a licensed pet shop,

      (c) a licensed Scottish rearing establishment,

      (d) a veterinary surgeon, or

      (e) any other person of who the court is satisfied has the appropriate training and qualification in, and experience of, animal welfare.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

131

Clause     32,     page     16,     line     45,     after 'regard', insert 'to the interests of the animal and'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

112

Clause     32,     page     16,     line     45,     at end insert—

      '(aa) the interests of the animal.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

32

Clause     32,     page     17,     line     7,     after (3)', insert '(aa)'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

33

Clause     33,     page     17,     line     14,     after '8', insert 'or section [Pet fairs],'.

 
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