Amendments proposed to the Hunting Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr David Lidington

121

Schedule     3,     page     21,     line     47,     after 'injured' insert 'or diseased'.

   

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

135

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     31,     leave out 'reasonably suspects' and insert 'has reasonable grounds for suspecting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

136

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     34,     leave out from 'provisions' to end of line 35.

   

Mr David Lidington

25

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

   

Mr David Lidington

137

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     37,     leave out 'reasonably believes' and insert 'has reasonable grounds for suspecting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

138

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     40,     leave out 'reasonably believes' and insert 'has reasonable grounds for suspecting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

139

Schedule     3,     page     22,     line     42,     leave out 'reasonably believes' and insert 'has reasonable grounds for suspecting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

140

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     2,     leave out 'reasonably believes' and insert 'has reasonable grounds for suspecting'.

   

Mr David Lidington

141

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '15A.—(1) The Secretary of State shall specify by order the conditions under which animals seized and detained under paragraph 15 shall be accommodated.

    (2) An order under this paragraph—

    (a) shall be made by statutory instrument,

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

   

Mr David Lidington

156

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '15A. The Secretary of State shall make provision for the owner of an animal detained under the powers provided in paragraph 15 to have access to the animal at reasonable times.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

142

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     7,     at end insert 'if—

    (a) at the time when he proposes to exercise the power the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission, to those premises; or

    (b) people otherwise have ready access to the premises at the time when he proposes to exercise the power.'.

   

Mr David Lidington

143

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '17A. A constable must in exercising any powers under paragraph 15 or 16 above comply with the requirements of sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984,'.

   

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

126

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     11,     leave out 'dog or'.

   

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

155

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     12,     leave out from 'offence' to end of line 13.

   

Mr David Lidington

127

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     19,     leave out 'dog or'.

   

Mr David Lidington

128

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     22,     leave out 'dog or'.

   

Mr David Lidington

129

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     24,     leave out 'dog or'.

   

Mr David Lidington

130

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     31,     leave out 'dog or'.

   

Mr David Lidington

131

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     32,     leave out 'dog or'.

   

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

132

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     34,     leave out 'dog or'.

   

Mr David Lidington

157

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     36,     leave out paragraph 19.

   

Mr David Lidington

133

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     37,     leave out sub-paragraph (1).

   

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

134

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     40,     leave out '(which may be for the person's life)'.

   

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 David Lidington

144

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     40,     leave out 'the person's life' and insert 'a period of no longer than 12 months'.

   

Mr David Lidington

145

Schedule     3,     page     23,     leave out line 43.

   

Mr David Lidington

146

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     44,     leave out '5' and insert '1'.

   

Mr David Lidington

147

Schedule     3,     page     23,     line     44,     leave out '5' and insert '2'.

 
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