Amendments proposed to the Animal Health Bill - continued House of Commons

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NEW CLAUSES

Pet animals
   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after section 34.

       "34A Pet animals

       Where it can be shown that a pet animal has been in contact with an animal affected by foot-and-mouth, it shall not be slaughtered until the result of a blood test for the disease is known".'.


Vaccination as alternative to slaughter
   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after section 16.

       "16AA Vaccination as alternative to slaughter

       The owner or person for the time being in charge of any animal the slaughter of which has been authorised for the purpose of preventing the spread of foot-and-mouth disease may apply to the Minister for it to be treated with vaccine in place of being slaughtered; and any such application shall be granted".'.


Duty of Minister to dispose of carcasses
   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

'In the 1981 Act, the following section is inserted after section 35.

       "35A Duty of Minister to dispose of carcasses

    (1)   The Minister shall have a duty to dispose of the carcass of any animal slaughtered under the provisions of this Act within forty-eight hours of its slaughter.

    (2)   Where the Minister cannot provide for the disposal of a carcass within forty-eight hours, the animal shall be treated with vaccine instead of being slaughtered".'.


Bringing animals to market
   

Diane Organ
Mr David Drew

NC4

*To move the following Clause:—

       'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after section 8—

"8A Bringing of animals to markets

       A person commits an offence if without lawful authority or excuse (proof of which shall lie on him) he brings, or knowingly causes or permits to be brought, to market any animal which has been brought to a market in the previous 20 days.".'.

Consultation

   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon

NC5

*To move the following Clause:—

       'No provision in this Act shall come into force prior to the publication of the conclusions of a formal consultation with the following bodies:

       The British Veterinary Association; the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; the National Farmers' Union; Compassion in World Farming; the Country Land and Business Association; the Local Government Association; the Countryside Alliance; the National Pig Association; the National Sheep Association; the Tenant Farmers' Association; the CPRE; the Council for National Parks; the British Association of Nature Conservationists; the Soil Association; the National Trust; RSPB; the Wildlife Trusts; the Ramblers Association; the British Ecological Society.'.


 
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