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Dog Control Bill [HL]


FURTHER
REVISED
MARSHALLED
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Instruction of 21st July 2008, as follows—

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Clause 1

BARONESS QUIN

LORD GRANTCHESTER

The above-named Lords gives notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 2

LORD REDESDALE

1

Page 1, line 12, leave out “No person shall” and insert “It is an offence to”

2

Page 1, line 13, leave out “aggressive or”

3

Page 1, line 15, after “dog” insert “for which they are responsible”

4

Page 1, line 16, at beginning insert “protected”

5

Page 1, line 17, leave out “keep a dog that has attacked” and insert “allow a dog for which they are responsible to attack”

6

Page 1, line 18, at end insert—

“A person responsible for a dog that injures any person shall be guilty of an aggravated offence.”

7

Page 1, line 22, leave out from “was” to “committing” in line 23

8

Page 1, line 24, at end insert—

“( ) the person or protected animal was in a place where they were not permitted to be which was enclosed by adequately maintained and substantial boundaries which would reasonably be expected to be capable of restraining a dog and which was clearly marked to warn such persons against entering;

( ) the dog is being used for a lawful purpose by a person licensed by a body established by the Private Security Industry Act 2001 or a person who complies with BS8517-1;”

9

Page 2, line 5, at end insert—

“( ) the dog is competing in recognised dog trials in which they demonstrate their working ability;”

Clause 3

LORD REDESDALE

10*

Page 2, line 28, leave out subsections (5) and (6) and insert—

“(5) In this Act an “authorised officer” in the context of any provision, means a person appointed to be an authorised officer for the purposes of that provision by—

(a) the appropriate national authority;

(b) a local authority; or

(c) a police officer who complies with subsection (6).

(6) In appointing any person to be such an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act, the appropriate national authority, local authority or police authority is to satisfy itself that the person is skilled in the control of dogs and has the capacity to instruct and advise others in matters relating to the control of dogs.”

10A*

Page 2, line 34, at end insert—

“( ) Any authorised officer serving a dog control notice must notify the appropriate local authority.”

Clause 6

LORD REDESDALE

11

Page 5, line 3, leave out “A local” and insert “An appointing”

12

Page 5, line 10, leave out “appointed by the authority”

Clause 7

LORD REDESDALE

13

Page 5, line 29, at end insert—

“( ) Where a court so orders the destruction of a dog under subsection (2)(b) P may appeal against the order to the crown court.”

Clause 8

LORD REDESDALE

14

Page 6, line 6, leave out “A local” and insert “An appointing”

Clause 10

LORD REDESDALE

15

Page 6, line 29, leave out subsection (1)

16

Page 6, line 41, leave out paragraphs (e) and (f) and insert—

“( ) on summary conviction other than for the aggravated offence, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale;

( ) on summary conviction for the aggravated offence, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks or a fine not exceeding the statutory minimum, or both; or

( ) on indictment for the aggravated offence, imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine, or both”

Clause 12

LORD REDESDALE

17

Page 8, line 5, at end insert—

“( ) the Dangerous Dogs Act 1989;”

Clause 13

LORD REDESDALE

18

Page 8, line 23, at end insert “or a person licensed by a body established by the Private Security Industry Act 2001 or a person who complies with BS8517-1”

BARONESS QUIN

LORD GRANTCHESTER

19

Page 8, line 30, at beginning insert “Subject to subsection (6A)”

20

Page 8, line 31, at end insert—

“(6A) An order under subsection (6) must not be made unless, at least one month before making the order, the Minister has laid before Parliament a statement outlining—

(a) the results of any consultation undertaken in respect of dog control law reform; and

(b) the Government’s strategy for minimising the risks associated with dangerous dogs.”