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Non-domestic animals in circuses|
NC8To move the following Clause:
'(1) A person commits an offence if he uses or keeps a wild animal for the purposes of a circus.
(2) A animal is a "wild animal" for the purposes of section (1) if it is
(4) A person commits an offence if he acquires for the purposes of a circus an animal which
(5) The appropriate national authority may by regulations designate a kind of animal for the purposes of subsection (4) if it appears to that authority, on the basis of scientific evidence, that the welfare needs of animals of that kind are likely generally to be met if they are used or kept for the purposes of a circus.
(6) For the purpose of ensuring the welfare of animals to which subsection (1) applies and which have been used or kept for the purposes of a circus, the appropriate national authority may by regulations apply in relation to such animals
(7) In this section "circus" means a place where animals are kept or introduced wholly or mainly for the purpose of performing tricks or manoeuvres at that place.'.
NC9To move the following Clause:
'(1) No person shall carry on the activity of training, keeping or using an animal for the purposes of, or as part of, a circus
(2) A person commits an offence if he contravenes subsection (1).'.
Mr Philip Hollobone
NC10To move the following Clause:
Transfer of animal by way of prize to any person
Mr David Drew
NC11To move the following Clause:
'(1) A person commits an offence if he enters into an arrangement with a person where that person has the chance to win an animal as a prize.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), entering into an arrangement includes selling or transferring, or agreeing to sell or transfer, ownership of the animal in consideration of entry by the transferee into another transaction.'.
Sale of dogs
Mr David Drew
NC12To move the following Clause:
'(1) A person commits an offence if he exposes, offers or displays for sale or supply or sells or supplies a dog in the course of a business at premises other than
Mr David Drew
NC13To move the following Clause:
'(1) A person commits an offence if
(3) In this section, "electric collar" means any collar or any other device which is made, designed or adapted to transmit electric current or other electric impulse to cause shock, pain or other stimulus to an animal wearing, or otherwise in contact with, the collar or device.'.
Mr David Drew
NC14To move the following Clause:
'(1) Section 11 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69) ("the 1981 Act") is amended.
(2) In subsection (1)(a)
(4) In subsection (2)(a), for the words "or snare" substitute "(but not a snare)".
(5) After subsection (2) insert
(7) In section 16(3) of the 1981 Act, after "11(1)" insert "(b), (c) and (except so far as relating to paragraph (a)) (d).".'.
Welfare of gamebird laying stock
NC15To move the following Clause:
'(1) The person responsible for an animal to which this section applies commits an offence if the animal is kept otherwise than in accordance with this section.
(2) An enclosure in which any pheasant is kept for the purpose of producing eggs must be of a kind which provides a minimum of one square metre of floor surface area per bird.
(3) Pheasants shall only be kept in a laying pen described in subsection (2) for up to a maximum of six months in any one year.
(4) After the laying period, pheasants which are not released into the wild must be moved to a separate enclosure which provides a minimum floor surface area of two square metres per bird.
(5) An enclosure in which any partridge is kept for the purpose of producing eggs must
(7) After the laying period, partridges which are not released into the wild must be moved to a separate enclosure which provides a minimum floor surface area of one square metre per bird.'.
ORDER OF THE HOUSE [10th JANUARY 2006]That the following provisions shall apply to the Animal Welfare Bill:
Committal1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.
Proceedings in Committee2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 26th January 2006.
3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.
Consideration and Third Reading4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.
5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.
6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.
Other proceedings7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.
ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [17th JANUARY 2006]That
(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
(3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 26th January.
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