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

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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.'.


Independent public inquiry

   

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

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

       'No provision in this Act shall come into force prior to the publication of the findings of an Independent Public Inquiry.'.


Annual review of import controls

    Mr David Drew

NC7

To move the following Clause:—        'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after section 10.

          "10A   Annual review of import controls

          (1)   The Ministers shall prepare a report during each financial year reviewing all of the activities of government departments, the Food Standards Agency, local authorities, port health authorities and other relevant public agencies directed to the prevention of the introduction of disease into or within England and Wales through the importation of animals and other things, including their making of orders under section 10 of this Act, assessing the effectiveness of the action taken, and proposing such further action as may, in the opinion of the Ministers, be required to further reduce the risk of disease being imported.

          (2)   The Ministers shall, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year, lay their report before Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales.".'.


Ombudsman
   

Mr Colin Breed
Mr Roger Williams

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

       'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after Section 78.

       "78A Ombudsman

      (1) An Ombudsman shall be established to adjudicate on any decision taken under this Act.

      (2) If a person thinks himself aggrieved by a decision taken against him by a Crown Court or the Minister or persons acting for the Minister, he may have recourse to appeal to the Ombudsman through a written statement.

      (3) The Minister may by order make such provision as he thinks necessary for the effective working of the Ombudsman.".'.


RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

       The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 19th November (Sessional Order C relating to Programming).

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Animal Health Bill the Standing Committee do meet on Thursday 22nd November 2001 and Thursday 29th November 2001 at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock and on Tuesday 4th December 2001 at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock.

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely Clauses 1 to 3, Schedule 1, Clauses 4 and 5, Schedule 2, and Clauses 6 to 18, New Clauses and New Schedules;

    (3)   the proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 4th December 2001.

       Mr Elliot Morley has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C (9) relating to Programming (28th June)].


 
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