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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 30th January 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE B


HUNTING BILL

(Except Clauses 1 to 4 and New Clauses)

   

Mr David Lidington

43

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     28,     at end insert 'so as to cause unnecessary suffering to the wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

42

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     28,     at end insert—

'2.—(1) The Secretary of State may be order designate species of wild animal to which paragraph 1 does not apply.

    (2) An order under this paragraph

    (a) shall be made by statutory instrument, and

    (b) shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by each House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

37

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     29,     leave out paragraph 2.

   

Mr David Lidington

7

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     29,     leave out 'commits an offence' and insert 'is liable to a penalty imposed in accordance with paragraph 5'.

   

Mr David Lidington

35

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     29,     leave out 'knowingly' and insert 'deliberately'.

   

Mr David Lidington

36

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     29,     leave out 'knowingly permits' and insert 'gives express permission for'.

   

Mr David Lidington

44

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     32,     leave out paragraph 3.

   

Mr David Lidington

8

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     32,     leave out 'commits an offence' and insert 'is liable to a penalty imposed in accordance with paragraph 5'.

   

Mr David Lidington

38

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     32,     leave out 'knowingly' and insert 'deliberately'.

   

Mr David Lidington

39

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     32,     leave out 'knowingly permits' and insert 'gives express permission for'.

   

Mr David Lidington

9

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     35,     leave out 'commits an offence' and insert 'is liable to a penalty imposed in accordance with paragraph 5'.

   

Mr David Lidington

10

Schedule     3,     page     19,     line     39,     leave out 'commit an offence' and insert 'are liable to a penalty imposed in accordance with paragraph 5'.

   

Mr David Lidington

11

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     4,     leave out paragraph 5 and insert—

    '5.—(1) A person liable to a penalty by virtue of paragraph 1, 2, 3 or 4 is liable to a penalty of an amount to be determined by the Secretary of State which shall not exceed the prescribed amount.

    (2) The prescribed amount shall not exceed the sum which for the time being is equivalent to a fine of level 5 on the standard scale.

    (3) A person liable to a penalty must pay the amount determined by the Secretary of State under sub-paragraph (1) to the Secretary of State before the end of the prescribed period.

    (4) In this paragraph "prescribed" means prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary of State.

    (5) Regulations made by the Secretary of State under this paragraph—

    (a) shall be made by statutory instrument, and

    (b) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

12

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     5,     leave out 'level 5' and insert 'level 1'.

   

Mr David Lidington

13

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     5,     leave out 'level 5' and insert 'level 2'.

   

Mr David Lidington

14

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     5,     leave out 'level 5' and insert 'level 3'.

   

Mr David Lidington

15

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     5,     leave out 'level 5' and insert 'level 4'.

   

Mr David Lidington

45

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     9,     after second 'the', insert 'express'.

   

Mr David Lidington

46

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     9,     leave out 'or connivance'.

   

Mr David Lidington

47

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '7. No. offence is committed under Part I of this Schedule where the hunting is carried out by a gun pack'.

   

Mr David Lidington

48

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     19,     leave out 'stalking and flushing out'.

   

Mr David Lidington

119

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(7) Hunting shall be permitted where—

    (a) it is conducted at the request of the landlowner (within paragraph 22) in order to protect livestock, fish, fowl (including wild fowl), gamebirds, crops or grassland or trees, saplings or plants; or

    (b) to manage the population of the quarry species in the interest of that species or other species of animals, birds or fish; and

    (c) the person hunting the wild mammal reasonably believes that hunting is an appropriate means of achieving such protection or management having regard to all the circumstances (and including economic and conservation considerations) the welfare of the quarry species and other species of animals, bird or fish and the safety of other users of that or nearby land (including roads and other rights of way).'.

   

Mr David Lidington

16

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     20,     leave out 'charged with an offence' and insert 'liable to a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

50

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     21,     leave out 'prove' and insert 'show'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

106

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     21,     leave out 'prove' and insert 'claim'.

   

Mr David Lidington

51

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     22,     leave out 'stalking' and insert 'hunting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

52

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     22,     leave out 'fox, hare or rabbit' and insert 'wild mammal'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

107

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '( ) The prosecution must then prove that the person charged with the offence was not stalking a fox, hare or rabbit and the conditions in this paragraph were not met.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

17

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     25,     leave out 'charged with an offence' and insert 'liable to a penalty'.

   

Mr David Lidington

53

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     27,     leave out 'fox, hare or rabbit' and insert 'wild mammal'.

   

Mr David Lidington

54

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     28,     leave out 'out of cover'.

   

Mr David Lidington

55

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     30,     leave out 'stalking or flushing out' and insert 'hunting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

56

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     31,     after 'livestock', insert 'fish'.

   

Mr David Lidington

57

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     32,     leave out 'or crops' and insert 'crops, grassland, plants or trees or to manage the population of the quarry species in the interests of that species or other species of animals, birds or fish.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

58

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     34,      leave out from 'consumption' to 'or' in line 35.

   

Mr David Lidington

59

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     36,      after 'hunt', insert 'or kill'.

   

Mr David Lidington
Mr Lembit Öpik

60

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     38,     leave out sub-paragraph (4).

   

Mr David Lidington

61

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     38,     after third 'the' insert 'deliberate'.

   

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 A. J. Beith
Mr Lembit Öpik

117

Schedule     3,     page     20,     line     43,     after 'dead', insert 'or otherwise killed instantly'.

 
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