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

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Shona McIsaac

148

Clause     33,     page     17,     line     14,     after '8', insert 'or [Non-domestic animals in circuses]'.


   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

180

Clause     34,     page     18,     line     1,     leave out 'Destruction' and insert 'Disposal'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

34

Clause     34,     page     18,     line     4,     at end insert ', where it is reasonable to presume that a threat to public safety exists'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

181

Clause     34,     page     18,     line     15,     leave out 'destroyed' and insert 'disposed of'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

182

Clause     34,     page     18,     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.'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

183

Clause     34,     page     18,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   In this section, references to disposing of an animal include destroying it.'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

35

Clause     35,     page     18,     line     41,     at end insert 'or had been trained so to do'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

36

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     2,     after '7' insert 'or section [Pet fairs]'.

   

Bill Wiggin

115

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     2,     after '7', insert '[Electric instruments]'.

   

Bill Wiggin

122

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     2,     after '7', insert 'or section [Recordings of prohibited conduct](1)(a),'.

   

Shona McIsaac

149

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     2,     after '7', insert 'or section [Non-domestic animals in circuses](1)(a),'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

184

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     10,     at end insert—

      '(aa) in the case of a conviction for an offence under section 5, to an electric collar or similar device or anything designed or adapted for using it;'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

37

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     18,     at end insert 'including recording equipment'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

185

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     18,     at end insert 'or in arranging, publicising, recording or distributing a recording of, an animal fight.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

38

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '(e) in the case of conviction for an offence under section [Pet fairs], to anything used to commit the offence.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

116

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '(e) in the case of conviction for an offence under section [Electric instruments], to anything designed or adapted for inflicting an electric shock, or applying an electric current, to an animal.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

123

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '(e) in the case of conviction for an offence under section [Recordings of prohibited conduct](1)(a), to anything used, designed or adapted for making a recording.'.

   

Shona McIsaac

150

Clause     36,     page     19,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '(e) in the case of conviction for an offence under section [Non-domestic animals in circuses], to anything designed or adapted for use in connection with the use or keeping of wild animals for the purposes of a circus.'.


   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

186

Clause     37,     page     19,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   A person appointed under subsection (4)(d) must be a person who the court is satisfied has appropriate training and qualifications in, and experience of, animal welfare in order to carry out the directions.'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

39

Clause     41,     page     21,     line     36,     at end insert—

      '(c) where it is appropriate in the interests of the animal.'.


   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

187

Clause     45,     page     25,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   A person may only be appointed as an inspector under this section if he holds an appropriate qualification to be an inspector for the purposes of the provision in question.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

59

Clause     45,     page     25,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Where a person other than a state veterinary inspector is to be appointed under this section, the appropriate national authority shall ensure that they have the necessary training, knowledge and qualifications for the exercise of their functions under this Act.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

40

Clause     45,     page     25,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   A person may only be appointed as an inspector under this section if he holds an appropriate qualification to be an inspector for the purposes of the provision in question.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

41

Clause     45,     page     25,     line     22,     at end add—

    '(7)   In this section, "appropriate qualification" means—

      (a) a qualification—

      (i) accredited at the time of its award, and

      (ii) awarded by a body accredited at that time;

      (b) a qualification awarded before the coming into force of this section which the Secretary of State certifies to be treated for the purposes of this section as if it were a qualification within paragraph (a); or

      (c) a qualification obtained in an EEA State (other than the United Kingdom) which is equivalent to a qualification within paragraph (a) or (b).

    (8)   In subsection (7)—

        "accredited" means accredited by the Secretary of State; and "EEA State" means a state which is a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992, as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

48

Clause     45,     page     25,     line     22,     at end add—

    '(7)   The appropriate national authority shall ensure that adequate additional funds are available to local authorities for the appointment and training of inspectors under this Act.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

60

Clause     45,     page     25,     line     22,     at end add—

    '(7)   The appropriate authority may not include in any list of suitable persons to serve as inspectors, persons employed by organisations enjoying charitable status, or having agendas which are hostile to those activities they will be inspecting.'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

42

Clause     46,     page     25,     line     40,     at end insert 'for a period of 10 days'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

43

Clause     54,     page     28,     line     41,     leave out subsections (6) and (7).


   

Bill Wiggin

49

Clause     55,     page     29,     line     6,     after 'orders', insert ', codes'.

   

Bill Wiggin

50

Clause     55,     page     29,     line     8,     after '11', insert ', or codes made under 13,'.

   

Shona McIsaac

151

Clause     55,     page     29,     line     8,     after '11', insert 'or [Non-domestic animals in circuses],'.

   

Bill Wiggin

51

Clause     55,     page     29,     line     8,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   All—

      (a) regulations,

      (b) licensing and registration regimes, and

      (c) codes of practice,

    made under this Act shall only be made after the Secretary of State has presented them in the form of a draft statutory instrument which has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.


   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

188

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     32,     at end insert '"sale" includes hire, barter and exchange, and related expressions shall be construed accordingly.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

124

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     40,     leave out from 'dwelling' to end of line 42 and insert 'are to a part which is wholly or mainly occupied as a private dwelling.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

44

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     41,     leave out 'yard, garden'.

   

Bill Wiggin

54

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     42,     at end insert 'except insofar as any yard or outhouse may contain an animal to which section 17(1) may refer.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

134

Clause     56,     page     30,     line     21,     at end add—

    '(7)   Any power conferred by this Act (or by an order of a court under this Act) to destroy an animal is a power to destroy the animal in an appropriate and humane manner.'.



 
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