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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 29th November 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE E


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ANIMAL HEALTH BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

   

Diana Organ
Mr David Drew

54

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   After sub-paragraph (1) insert—

    "(1A)   The Minister may not cause to be slaughtered any animal kept as a pet or in an animal sanctuary or for other non-commercial purposes—

    (a)   under sub-paragraph (1)(b) above on the ground that it has been exposed to the infection of foot and mouth disease, or

    (b)   under sub-paragraph (1)(c) above

    unless the Minister reasonably believes, on the basis of a veterinary risk assessment, that the animal is at significant risk of having been affected with foot and mouth disease.".'.


   

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

12

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     4,     after 'of', insert 'contagious'.

   

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

24

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     4,     after 'of,' insert 'infectious'.

   

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

87

     Clause     2,     page     2,     line     5,     after 'disease', insert 'except where those animals have been kept indoors constantly since the day before the first announcement by any Government Department of an outbreak'.

   

Mr Colin Breed

118

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     5,     after 'disease', insert 'following a full disease risk assessment'.

   

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

5

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     6,     after 'compensation', insert 'at full market value'.

   

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

25

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert 'pursuant to section 36(3) of this Act.'.

   

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

4

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   An order under subsection (1)(a) above may in particular refer to the following diseases:

       Foot-and-mouth disease

       Swine vesicular disease

       Peste des petits ruminants

       Lumpy skin disease

       Bluetongue

       African horse sickness

       Classical swine fever

       Newcastle disease

       Vesicular stomatitis

       Rinderpest

       Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

       Rift Valley fever

       Sheep pox and goat pox

       African swine fever

       Highly pathogenic avian influenza.'.

   

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

38

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The Minister shall for animals slaughtered under this section pay compensation, which shall be the value of the animal immediately before it was slaughtered.'.


   

Mrs Ann Winterton
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Richard Bacon
Mr Colin Breed
Mr Roger Williams

26

Page     2,     line     24,     leave out Clause 3.


   

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

13

Schedule     1,     page     11,     line     5,     leave out paragraph 2.

   

Mr Colin Breed

90

Schedule     1,     page     11,     leave out lines 24 to 32.

   

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

80

     Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     6,     leave out from 'slaughtered' to end of line 8.

   

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

27

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     16,     leave out 'B' and insert 'A'.

   

Mr Colin Breed

91

Schedule     1,     page     12,     leave out from beginning of line 20 to end of line 2 on page 13.

   

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

150

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     20,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may', where in his opinion it is appropriate to do so,'.

   

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

14

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A disease risk assessment must take place within 7 days of the Minister having reason to believe such an assessment is necessary and at a time decided in agreement with the occupier of the premises.'.

   

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

15

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     22,     leave out 'person' and insert 'local independent veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner'.

   

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

64

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(aa)   any document drawn up pursuant to the consultation exercise required under section 7 of this Schedule;'.

   

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

151

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(aa)   the extent of compliance with any biosecurity advice given to the occupier of the premises by a veterinary adviser retained by the Minister to advise on appropriate action to prevent a significant risk of the spread of foot-and-mouth disease taking into account local conditions;'.

   

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

16

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     38,     leave out '14' and insert '28'.

   

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

17

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   If the Minister fails to respond to any written representation made under sub-paragraph (6) within a period of 14 days, compensation shall be payable for the animal at the level of 200 per cent. of amount A.'.

   

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

30

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     2,     at end insert 'or since the owner was notified of the requirement to comply with biosecurity rules, whichever is the shorter period'.

   

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

31

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     22,     leave out 'B plus' and insert 'A minus'.

   

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

32

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     32,     after 'notice', insert 'within 14 days'.

   

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

18

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     35,     leave out '14' and insert '28'.

   

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

81

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     39,     leave out subparagraph (2).

   

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

152

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     40,     after 'such', insert 'reasonable'.

   

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

82

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     43,     leave out subsection (3).

   

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

19

Schedule     1,     page     14,     line     1,     leave out 'an independent person' and insert 'a local independent veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner'.

   

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

83

Schedule     1,     page     14,     line     10,     leave out subsection (a) and insert 'interest will be payable at base rate plus one per cent.'

   

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

84

Schedule     1,     page     14,     line     13,     after 'paragraph (2)', insert 'within 7 days'.

   

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

33

Schedule     1,     page     14,     line     18,     at beginning insert 'Following the findings of the Government's foot and mouth disease inquiries and'.

 
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