Amendments proposed to the Hunting Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr David Lidington

100

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

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

28

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     33,     leave out 'convicted' and insert 'on whom the penalty has been imposed under paragraph 5'.

   

Mr David Lidington

29

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     37,     leave out from 'The' to 'from' in line 38 and insert 'Secretary of State may apply to a magistrates' court for an order prohibiting a person on whom a penalty has been imposed under paragraph 5 by virtue of paragraph 1, 3 or 4(2)'.

   

Mr David Lidington

30

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     39,     at end insert ', if during the commission of the offence the dog was treated cruelly.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

31

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     40,     leave out 'the person's life' and insert 'a period not exceeding 10 years'.

   

Mr David Lidington

32

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     40,     leave out 'the person's life' and insert 'a period not exceeding 5 years'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

116

Schedule     3,     page     24,     line     10,     at end insert—

    ' .—(1) The Secretary of State shall by order make a scheme for the making of payments to persons in respect of losses incurred by them as a result of—

    (a) ceasing, by reason of the enactment or coming into force of this Act—

            (i) to carry on their businesses so far as they consist of activities prohibited by this Act, or

            (ii) to continue in paid employment so far as that employment was dependent on activities prohibited by this Act;

    (b) damage by wild mammals which were previously controlled by activities prohibited by this Act.

    (2) A scheme may, in particular—

    (a) specify the descriptions of losses and businesses in respect of which payments are, or are not, to be made and the basis of valuation for determining losses,

    (b) specify the amounts of the payments to be made or the basis on which such amounts are to be calculated,

    (c) provide for the procedure to be followed (including any time within which claims must be made and the provision of information) in respect of claims under the scheme and for the determination of such claims,

    (d) include provision for arbitration of any dispute as to a person's entitlement to payments under the scheme or the amounts of any such payments.

    (3) Before making a scheme under this paragraph, the Secretary of State shall consult such organisations as appear to him to represent persons likely to be entitled to payments under such a scheme.

    (4) An order under this paragraph shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

33

Schedule     3,     page     24,     line     27,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a controlling'.

   

Mr David Lidington

34

Schedule     3,     page     24,     line     28,     at beginning insert 'directly'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE (20TH DECEMBER 2000) (AS AMENDED ON 17TH JANUARY 2001)

    That the following provisions shall apply to the Hunting Bill—

Committee

    1. Clauses 1 to 4 and any New Clauses shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    2. The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    3.—(1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in one allotted day.

    (2) An allotted day is one on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the day.

    4. The following shall not apply in respect of proceedings in Committee of the whole House—

    (a) Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 7th November 2000, and

    (b) Sessional Order D(5) (Single question on successive provisions of the Bill) made by the House on that day.

    5. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (unless previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 8th February 2001.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE (PROGRAMMING) (18TH JANUARY)

That—

    (1) the Standing Committee shall meet on Thursday 18th January at Two o'clock;

    (2) after that date the Standing Committee shall meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at quarter-past Ten o'clock and at Two o'clock;

    (3) proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the Table below;

    (4) proceedings shall be concluded at the time shown in the second column of the Table (unless concluded earlier).

    TABLE

Proceedings
Latest time for conclusion
Proceedings on Clauses 5 and 6Fifteen minutes after the commencement of proceedings on Clause 5
Proceedings on Schedules 1 and 2Fifteen minutes after the commencement of proceedings on Schedule 1
Proceedings on Schedule 35.50 p.m. on Thursday 8th February
New Schedules6 p.m. on Thursday 8th February


 
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