Amendments proposed to the Hunting Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr David Lidington

18

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

   

Mr Edward Leigh

108

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     11,     leave out 'prove' and insert 'claim'.

   

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
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

77

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

   

Mr Edward Leigh

109

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '( ) The prosecution must then prove that the person charged with the offence was not hunting rodents and the conditions in this paragraph were not met.'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr David Lidington
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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 A. J. Beith
Mr Lembit Öpik

118

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     15,     after 'ground', insert 'other than in a man-made underground structure or space'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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 A. J. Beith
Mr Lembit Öpik

105

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     20,     at end insert ', or

    (c) onto which the quarry had escaped while being pursued in accordance with the conditions in this paragraph.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

19

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

   

Mr Edward Leigh

110

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     23,     leave out 'prove' and insert 'claim'.

   

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 Edward Leigh

111

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '( ) The prosecution must then prove that the person charged with the offence was not retrieving a rabbit or hare which had 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 Edward Leigh

112

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     27,     leave out 'prove' and insert 'claim'.

   

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 Edward Leigh

113

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '( ) The prosecution must then prove that the person charged with the offence was not searching for an animal which had been released from captivity or confinement, and the conditions in this paragraph were not met.'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr David Lidington
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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 Edward Leigh

114

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     45,     leave out 'prove' and insert 'claim'.

   

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 Edward Leigh

115

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     1,     at end insert—

    '( ) The prosecution must then prove that the person charged with the offence was not searching for an animal which the accused believed was or might be seriously injured, and the conditions in this paragraph were not met.'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Mr David Lidington
Mr Peter Luff
Mrs Llin Golding

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
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'.

 
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