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

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Bill Wiggin

26

Page     15,     line     5     [Clause     30],     at end insert—

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

   

Bill Wiggin

27

Page     15,     line     33     [Clause     31],     at end insert 'and

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


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

43

*Page     16,     line     15     [Clause     31],     after 'sections' insert '[Docking of dogs' tails](1) and (2),'.

   

Bill Wiggin

28

Page     16,     line     38     [Clause     32],     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.'.


   

Bill Wiggin

29

Page     17,     line     21     [Clause     33],     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 whom the court is satisfied has the appropriate training and qualification in, and experience of, animal welfare.'.

   

Bill Wiggin

30

Page     17,     line     22     [Clause     33],     after 'regard', insert 'to the interests of the animal and'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

44

*Page     17,     line     36     [Clause     34],     after 'sections' insert '[Docking of dogs' tails](1) and (2) and'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

89

*Page     17,     line     36     [Clause     34],     after first 'to' insert '6, 7(1) and (2) and'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

90

*Page     18,     line     24     [Clause     34],     after '7' insert '(1) or (2)'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

91

*Page     18,     line     28     [Clause     35],     after '7' insert '(1) or (2)'.

   

Bill Wiggin

31

Page     18,     line     28     [Clause     35],     leave out 'destruction' and insert 'disposal'.

   

Bill Wiggin

32

Page     18,     line     40     [Clause     35],     leave out 'destroyed' and insert 'disposed of'.

   

Bill Wiggin

33

Page     18,     line     45     [Clause     35],     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.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

76

*Page     19,     line     9     [Clause     35],     leave out second 'an' and insert 'the'.

   

Bill Wiggin

34

Page     19,     line     11     [Clause     35],     at end insert—

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

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

92

*Page     19,     line     14     [Clause     36],     after '7' insert '(1) or (2)'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

45

*Page     19,     line     23     [Clause     37],     after 'sections' insert '[Docking of dogs' tails](1) and (2) and'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

46

*Page     19,     line     34     [Clause     37],     at end insert—

      '(ba) in the case of a conviction for an offence under section [Docking of dogs' tails](1) or (2), to anything designed or adapted for removing the whole or any part of a dog's tail;'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

93

*Page     19,     line     38     [Clause     37],     after '7' insert '(1) or (2)'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

77

*Page     19,     line     39     [Clause     37],     after 'in' insert 'connection with'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

94

*Page     19,     line     39     [Clause     37],     at end insert—

      '(e) in the case of a conviction for an offence under section 7(2A), to a video recording of an animal fight, including anything on or in which the recording is kept.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

47

*Page     19,     line     44     [Clause     37],     after 'paragraphs' insert '(ba) and'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

95

*Page     19,     line     44     [Clause     37],     leave out '(d)' and insert '(e)'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

48

*Page     20,     line     36     [Clause     39],     after 'sections' insert '[Docking of dogs' tails](1) and (2),'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

96

*Page     22,     line     41     [Clause     42],     after 'provided' insert '(orally or in writing)'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

97

*Page     23,     line     38     [Clause     43],     after 'provided' insert '(orally or in writing)'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

98

*Page     24,     line     2     [Clause     43],     at end insert—

    '(8A)   When an application is made under subsection (2)(a), the court may make an order under this subsection (an "interim order") containing such provision as the court considers appropriate in relation to the keeping of an animal until the application is finally determined.

    (8B)   Subsections (4), (5)(a) and (8) apply in relation to an interim order as they apply in relation to a seizure order.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

99

*Page     24,     line     15     [Clause     44],     leave out from 'may' to end of line 16 and insert 'appeal to the High Court of Justiciary against the order by the same procedure as applies under subsection (1) in relation to a deprivation order.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

100

*Page     24,     line     17     [Clause     44],     leave out from the beginning to 'may' in line 18 and insert 'The disqualified person by reference to whom a seizure order is made, or any person (apart from that disqualified person) who entered the process prior to the making of the order,'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

101

*Page     24,     line     19     [Clause     44],     leave out subsection (4).

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

102

*Page     24,     line     28     [Clause     44],     leave out 'an' and insert 'a deprivation order or seizure'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

103

*Page     24,     line     28     [Clause     44],     after '(5),' insert 'or such an order is not executable because decree has not been extracted,'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

104

*Page     24,     line     32     [Clause     44],     at end insert 'or inexecutable'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

105

*Page     25,     line     16     [Clause     45],     after 'section' insert '43(8A) or'.

   

Bill Wiggin

35

Page     25,     line     42     [Clause     46],     at end insert—

    '(7)   The provision of inspectors shall not be contracted out by the appropriate national authority or by local authorities to any non-government organisation which is involved with campaigning on animal welfare issues.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

81

*Page     29,     line     24     [Clause     56],     after 'Act' insert ', except the power under section 15(1) of the National Assembly for Wales,'.

   

Bill Wiggin

36

Page     29,     line     26     [Clause     56],     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.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

49

*Page     29,     line     26     [Clause     56],     after '5(4),' insert '[Docking of dogs' tails](11),'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

61

*Page     30,     line     9     [Clause     57],     at end insert—

        '"suffering" means physical or mental suffering and related expressions shall be construed accordingly;'.

   

Bill Wiggin

37

Page     30,     line     9     [Clause     57],     at end insert—

        "'sale" includes hire, barter and exchange, and related expressions shall be construed accordingly.'.



 
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