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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 24th January 2006

STANDING COMMITTEE A


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

ANIMAL WELFARE BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [17th January 2006].

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

18

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     5,     leave out 'and registration'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

19

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     6,     leave out 'or registration'.

   

Mr Philip Hollobone

207

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A licence shall be required in all circumstances where an animal is used in a commercial activity.'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

20

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     13,     leave out subsections (3) and (4).

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

21

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     22,     leave out 'or (3)'.

   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

22

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     24,     leave out 'or registration'.


   

Norman Baker
Greg Mulholland

47

Schedule     1,     page     33,     line     24,     leave out '3 years' and insert '12 months'.


   

Bill Wiggin

79

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     4,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Bill Wiggin

80

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     13,     after 'England', insert 'and Wales'.

   

Bill Wiggin

81

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     15,     at end insert—

      '( ) seek to consult publicly with all interested parties and make available the details of the evidence given,'.

   

Bill Wiggin

63

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     17,     leave out 'about the draft as he thinks fit' and insert 'appearing to the authority to represent any interests concerned as the authority considers appropriate'.

   

Bill Wiggin

62

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     17,     leave out 'as he thinks fit' and insert 'appearing to him to represent any interests concerned and make available the details of the evidence provided'.

   

Bill Wiggin

64

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     19,     leave out subsections (2) to (6) and insert—

    '(2)   If following the consultation process under subsection (1) the Secretary of State decides to proceed with a draft (either in its original form or with such modifications as he thinks fit), he shall make a draft instrument containing the code (or revised code) for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

65

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     33,     leave out subsection (8).


   

Bill Wiggin

66

Page     8,     line     1,     leave out Clause 14.


   

Mr James Paice

205

Clause     16,     page     8,     line     27,     at end insert—

      '(c) authorise an action which might otherwise be unlawful including the use of firearms.'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

173

Clause     16,     page     8,     line     28,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Ben Bradshaw

135

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '( )   The power conferred by subsection (5) includes power to take into possession dependent offspring of an animal taken into possession under that subsection.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

67

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   When using any of the powers granted under this section, constables, inspectors and veterinary surgeons shall take such biosecurity measures as are necessary to protect the environment from disease.'.

   

Bill Wiggin
Mr David Drew

174

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   For the purposes of subsection (7)(c), the appropriate national authority may by regulations make provision for the method by which an animal may be marked for identification purposes.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

68

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   A person acting under subsections (1) and (3) to (9) must, if appropriate, take all reasonable steps to notify the owner of, or person responsible for, any animal of their actions.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

69

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     18,     after 'incurs', insert 'reasonable'.


   

Anne Snelgrove

153

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     28,     after 'entry', insert 'without warrant'.

   

Anne Snelgrove

154

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     29,     at end insert 'unless the inspector or constable reasonably believes that the animal is in serious and immediate danger from which it should be removed before a warrant under subsection (4) can be obtained and executed.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

70

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   For the purposes of this Act, "private dwelling" is to mean an enclosed building, or part of a building, used exclusively for residential purposes.'.


   

Bill Wiggin

209

Clause     18,     page     10,     line     3,     at end insert 'provided that it is satisfied that an information has been laid for an offence under any part of this Act relevant to an animal or animals that are the subject of the application.'.

   

Mr Ben Bradshaw

136

Clause     18,     page     10,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   If an animal is taken into possession under section 16(5) when it is pregnant, the power conferred by subsection (1) shall also be exercisable in relation to any offspring that results from the pregnancy.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

71

Clause     18,     page     10,     line     16,     leave out 'it is not reasonably practicable' and insert 'reasonable endeavours have been made'.

   

Bill Wiggin

53

Clause     18,     page     10,     line     25,     after 'reimburse', insert 'reasonable'.

   

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

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.'.



 
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