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Hunting Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and

Rural Affairs, are published separately as HL Bill 95–EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Whitty has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Hunting Bill are compatible with the Convention

rights.

 
HL Bill 9553/2
 
 

 

Hunting Bill

 

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Offences

      1        Hunting wild mammals with dogs

      2        Exempt hunting

      3        Hunting: assistance

      4        Hunting: defence

      5        Hare coursing

Part 2

Enforcement

      6        Penalty

      7        Arrest

      8        Search and seizure

      9        Forfeiture

      10        Offence by body corporate

Part 3

General

      11        Interpretation

      12        Crown application

      13        Amendments and repeals

      14        Subordinate legislation

      15        Commencement

      16        Short title

      17        Extent

                  Schedule 1                                         Exempt Hunting

                  Schedule 2                                         Consequential Amendments

                  Schedule 3                                         Repeals

 
HL Bill 9553/2
 
 

 
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