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Report Stage Proceedings: 14th March 2006                

431

 

Animal Welfare Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  79

 

Page  8,  line  9  [Clause  14],  leave out from ‘force’ to end of line 10 and insert ‘in

 

accordance with its provisions.’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  80

 

Page  8,  line  11  [Clause  14],  leave out ‘An order under subsection (3)’ and insert ‘A

 

code (or revised code)’.

 


 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  17

 

Page  9,  line  4  [Clause  16],  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

An inspector or constable acting under subsection (6) must seek the advice and

 

certificate of a veterinary surgeon as soon as is practicable so to do.’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  78

 

Page  9,  line  17  [Clause  16],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

If a person exercises a power under this section otherwise than with the

 

knowledge of a person who is responsible for the animal concerned, he must, as

 

soon as reasonably practicable after exercising the power, take such steps as are

 

reasonable in the circumstances to bring the exercise of the power to the notice of

 

such a person.’.

 


 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  18

 

Page  10,  line  17  [Clause  18],  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

A court may not make an order under subsection (1) unless it has given the owner

 

of the animal an opportunity to be heard, and—

 

(a)    

the prosecutor certifies that no prosecution is intended to be commenced,

 

which certification shall be binding in respect of each animal the subject

 

of the application, or

 

(b)    

it is satisfied to the criminal standard of proof that it is not reasonably

 

practicable to communicate with the owner.’.

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  19

 

Page  10,  line  30  [Clause  18],  leave out subsection (6) and insert—

 

‘(6)    

The appropriate national authority shall issue guidance about the exercise by a

 

court of powers under subsection (1).

 

(7)    

In determining how to exercise its powers under this section, the court shall have

 

primary regard to the welfare of the animal.’.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 14th March 2006                

432

 

Animal Welfare Bill, continued

 
 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  20

 

Page  10,  line  38  [Clause  18],  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

The Legal Aid Act 1988 shall have effect in relation to an application under this

 

section as if those proceedings had been included in the definition of criminal

 

proceedings under the Access to Justice Act 1999.’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  71

 

Page  10,  line  41  [Clause  19],  leave out from ‘that’ to ‘an’ in line 42 and insert ‘it is

 

one in relation to which’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  85

 

Page  10,  line  42  [Clause  19],  after ‘7’ insert ‘(1) or (2)’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  72

 

Page  10,  line  42  [Clause  19],  at end insert ‘has been committed’.

 


 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  73

 

Page  11,  line  15  [Clause  19],  leave out from ‘animal’ to ‘an’ in line 16 and insert

 

‘in relation to which’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  86

 

Page  11,  line  16  [Clause  19],  after ‘7’ insert ‘(1) or (2)’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  74

 

Page  11,  line  16  [Clause  19],  after ‘7’ insert ‘has been committed’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  75

 

Page  11,  line  17  [Clause  19],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In this section, references to an animal in relation to which an offence under

 

section 7(1) or (2) has been committed include an animal which took part in an

 

animal fight in relation to which such an offence was committed.’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  39

 

Page  11,  line  30  [Clause  20],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘[Docking of dogs’ tails],’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not selected  127

 

Page  11,  line  31  [Clause  20],  after ‘8’ insert ‘[Pet fairs],’.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 14th March 2006                

433

 

Animal Welfare Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  40

 

Page  11,  line  36  [Clause  21],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘[Docking of dogs’ tails](1) and

 

(2) and’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  87

 

Page  11,  line  36  [Clause  21],  after ‘to’ insert ‘6 and’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  88

 

Page  11,  line  36  [Clause  21],  after ‘7’ insert ‘(1) and (2)’.

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  21

 

Page  11,  line  41  [Clause  22],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

For the purposes of subsection (1), an inspector shall only be able to require the

 

licence holder to produce records relevant to the previous 12 months.’.

 


 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  116

 

Page  12,  line  8  [Clause  22],  at end insert—

 

‘(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) may be exercised 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

 

Not called  117

 

Page  12,  line  20  [Clause  23],  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (4),’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  118

 

Page  12,  line  22  [Clause  23],  at end insert—

 

‘(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) may be exercised only if the

 

Justice of the Peace is satisfied—

 

(a)    

that it is reasonable to carry out an inspection on the premises, and


 
 

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(b)    

that section 46 is satisfied in relation to the premises.’.

 


 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  22

 

Page  13,  line  25  [Clause  28],  leave out ‘this Act’ and insert ‘sections 8, 10, 11 or

 

30(9)’.

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  23

 

Page  13,  line  26  [Clause  28],  leave out ‘three years’ and insert ‘twelve months’.

 


 

Bill Wiggin

 

Negatived on division  24

 

Page  14,  line  3  [Clause  29],  leave out from ‘liable’ to end of line 7 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51

 

weeks, or a fine not exceeding £20,000, or to both;

 

(b)    

on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding

 

five years or a fine not exceeding £20,000, or to both.’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  41

 

Page  14,  line  3  [Clause  29],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘[Docking of dogs’ tails](1) and

 

(2) and’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  42

 

Page  14,  line  25  [Clause  30],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘[Docking of dogs’ tails](1) and

 

(2) and’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not selected  128

 

Page  14,  line  25  [Clause  30],  after ‘8’ insert ‘or [Pet fairs],’.

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not selected  25

 

Page  14,  line  37  [Clause  30],  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.’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 14th March 2006                

435

 

Animal Welfare Bill, continued

 
 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  119

 

Page  15,  line  22  [Clause  30],  at end insert ‘,where it is appropriate so to do in the

 

interests of the animal.’.

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not selected  27

 

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

 

(e)    

from riding, driving or using animals.’.

 


 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  43

 

Page  16,  line  15  [Clause  31],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘[Docking of dogs’ tails](1) and

 

(2),’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not selected  129

 

Page  16,  line  15  [Clause  31],  after ‘8’ insert ‘section [Pet fairs],’.

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not selected  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.’.

 


 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  120

 

Page  17,  line  4  [Clause  32],  at end insert ‘,where it is appropriate so to do in the

 

interests of the animal.’.

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not selected  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—


 
 

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Animal Welfare Bill, continued

 
 

(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

 

Not selected  30

 

Page  17,  line  22  [Clause  33],  after ‘regard’, insert ‘to the interests of the animal

 

and’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  121

 

Page  17,  line  26  [Clause  33],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

whether it is appropriate so to do in the interests of the animal.’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  44

 

Page  17,  line  36  [Clause  34],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘[Docking of dogs’ tails](1) and

 

(2) and’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  89

 

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

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not selected  130

 

Page  17,  line  36  [Clause  34],  after ‘8’ insert ‘or [Pet fairs]’ .

 


 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  90

 

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

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  91

 

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

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  31

 

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

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  32

 

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


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 14th March 2006                

437

 

Animal Welfare Bill, continued

 
 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  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

 

Agreed to  76

 

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

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  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

 

Agreed to  92

 

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

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  45

 

Page  19,  line  23  [Clause  37],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘[Docking of dogs’ tails](1) and

 

(2) and’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not selected  131

 

Page  19,  line  23  [Clause  37],  after ‘7’ insert ‘or [Pet fairs]’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  93

 

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

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  77

 

Page  19,  line  39  [Clause  37],  after ‘in’ insert ‘connection with’.

 

Secretary Margaret Beckett

 

Agreed to  94

 

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


 
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