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

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Anne Snelgrove

156

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


   

Bill Wiggin

212

Clause     26,     page     13,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(2)   Proceedings for a crime under this Act shall not be instituted except by or with the consent of the Crown Prosecution Service or the legal department of a local authority.'.


   

Bill Wiggin

210

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     13,     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

      '(a) before the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the date of commission of the offence, and'.

   

Bill Wiggin

211

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     17,     at end insert ', whichever is the earlier and in any event within twelve months from the date of the commission of the offence.'.

   

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

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],'.

   

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

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),'.

   

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.'.

   

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;'.

 
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