|Amendments proposed to the Animal Health Bill - continued||House of Commons|
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Bringing animals to market
NC4To move the following Clause:
'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after section 8
"8A Bringing of animals to marketsA 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.".'.
Mrs Ann Winterton
NC5To 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
NC6To 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
NC7To move the following Clause: 'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after section 10.
(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.".'.
Mr Colin Breed
NC8To move the following Clause:
'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after Section 78.
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).
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