Amendments proposed to the Hunting Bill - continued House of Commons

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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'.

   

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.'.

 
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