Amendments proposed to the Hunting Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr David Lidington

62

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     40,     leave out sub-paragraph (5).

   

Mr Lembit Öpik

76

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     40,     leave out 'third' and insert 'second'.

   

Mr David Lidington

63

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     42,     leave out 'fox, hare or rabbit' and insert 'wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

65

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     43,     after 'dead' insert 'except where the person charged believed that it would be unsafe to do so'.

   

Mr David Lidington

66

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     43,     leave out from 'dead' to end of line 46.

   

Mr David Lidington

64

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     45,     leave out 'under sufficiently close' and insert 'as far as practicable under'.

   

Mr David Lidington

68

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     3,     leave out 'took' and insert 'was intended to take'.

   

Mr David Lidington

67

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     3,     leave out 'entirely'.

   

Mr David Lidington

69

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     7,     after 'which' insert 'he reasonably believed that'.

   

Mr David Lidington

70

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     8,     at end insert ', or

    (c) which he had not been forbidden to use.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

71

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     8,     at end insert ', or

    (c) which was land available for public use.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

72

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(8) No offence shall have been committed under paragraph 1 where the primary intention of the participants is that game birds are to be flushed to be shot and that either one, some or no species of mammal are to be shot if flushed.

    (9) The burden shall be on the prosecution to disprove any defence raised under sub-paragraph (8).'.

   

Mr David Lidington

18

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     10,     leave out 'charged with an offence' and insert 'liable to a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

73

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     12,     after 'rodents' insert 'or mink'.

   

Mr David Lidington

74

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     12,     after 'rodents' insert 'or rabbits'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik

77

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     13,     leave out 'conditions in this paragraph were' and insert 'condition in this paragraph was'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr David Lidington

78

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     14,     leave out paragraph (2).

   

Mr David Lidington

86

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     14,     after third 'the', insert 'deliberate'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik

79

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     16,     leave out 'second'.

   

Mr David Lidington

87

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     19,     after 'he', insert 'believed that he'.

   

Mr David Lidington

19

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     22,     leave out 'charged with an offence' and insert 'liable to a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

88

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     23,     leave out 'rabbit or hare' and insert 'wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

89

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     24,     at end insert 'or which he believed had been shot or might have been shot'.

   

Mr David Lidington

20

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     26,     leave out 'charged with an offence' and insert 'liable to a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

90

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     28,     leave out 'searching for' and insert 'hunting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

91

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     28,     leave out 'an animal' and insert 'a wild mammal'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr David Lidington

80

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     32,     leave out paragraph (2).

   

Mr David Lidington

96

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     32,     after third 'the', insert 'deliberate'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik

81

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     34,     leave out 'second' and insert 'first'.

   

Mr David Lidington

92

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     36,     leave out 'animal' and insert 'wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

97

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     36,     after 'dead', insert 'except where the person charged believed that it would be unsafe to do so'.

   

Mr David Lidington

98

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     36,     leave out from 'dead' to end of line 39.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik

82

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     40,     leave out 'third' and insert 'second'.

   

Mr David Lidington

93

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     40,     leave out 'animal' and insert 'wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

94

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     43,     leave out 'animals' and insert 'wild mammals'.

   

Mr David Lidington

21

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     44,     leave out 'charged with an offence' and insert 'liable to a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

95

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     46,     leave out 'an animal' and insert 'a wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

99

*Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     47,     leave out 'seriously'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr David Lidington

83

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     2,     leave out paragraph (2).

   

Mr David Lidington

100

*Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     2,     after third 'the', insert 'deliberate'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik

84

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     4,     leave out 'second' and insert 'first'.

   

Mr David Lidington

101

*Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     5,     leave out 'animal's' and insert 'wild mammal's'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik

85

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     6,     leave out 'third' and insert 'second'.

   

Mr David Lidington

102

*Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     8,     leave out 'animal' and insert 'wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

103

*Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     9,     leave out from 'suffering' to end of line 12.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

104

*Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(11A) 1. It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under paragraph 1 to prove that—

    (a) the conduct to which the charge relates consisted of searching for fox cubs which the defendant reasonably believed were not capable of fending for themselves; and

    (b) the two conditions in paragraph 2 were met.

    2. The first condition is that the defendant also reasonably believed that the vixen who had nurtured the fox clubs was dead or seriously injured.

    3. The second condition is that reasonable steps were taken for the purpose of ensuring that as soon as possible after being found that the fox cubs were shot dead or otherwise cared for.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

22

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     14,     leave out 'charged with an offence' and insert 'liable to a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

40

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     19,     leave out 'amend or remove'.

   

Mr David Lidington

23

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     19,     leave out 'an offence' and insert 'a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

24

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     31,     leave out paragraph 14.

   

Mr David Lidington

25

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     37,     leave out paragraph 15.

   

Mr David Lidington

26

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     10,     leave out from 'The' to 'the' in line 11 and insert 'Secretary of State may apply to a magistrates court for an order providing for'.

   

Mr David Lidington

27

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     12,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 13 and insert 'an act in respect of which a penalty has been imposed under paragraph 5.'.

 
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