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Amendments to the Hunting Bill

Hunting Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 1, line 4, leave out from "he" to end of line 5 and insert "expressly encourages a dog to hunt a wild mammal that can be shown to be present, unless his hunting is registered or exempt"
 

THE LORD MANCROFT
THE BARONESS MALLALIEU
THE LORD CARLILE OF BERRIEW
THE LORD DONOUGHUE

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill.
 

After Clause 5

 

THE EARL OF ONSLOW
THE BARONESS WARNOCK

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Prescribed animal welfare bodies
(1)  The Secretary of State shall by regulations prescribe one or more bodies as prescribed animal welfare bodies for the purpose of this Part.
(2)  The Secretary of State may prescribe a body only if he thinks that it is wholly or partly concerned with the protection or welfare of animals."
 

After Clause 10

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Insert the following new Clause—

"PART 2A
Compensation

  Compensation
(1)  Anyone who suffers financial loss in their business as a result of a ban on hunting with dogs shall be entitled to compensation.
(2)  Anyone who suffers financial loss in their employment as a result of a ban on hunting with dogs shall be entitled to compensation.
(3)  Anyone who suffers any other kind of demonstrable financial loss as a result of a ban on hunting with dogs shall be entitled to compensation."
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Financial Loss
(1)  In this Part financial loss encompasses—
(a)  loss of rents for land, premises, articles or animals used in hunting with dogs,
(b)  loss of income, salaries or wages for services provided for or employment related to hunting with dogs,
(c)  loss of capital value for land, premises, articles or animals used in the pursuit of hunting,
(d)  loss of value of land, premises, articles or animals affected by a general decline in such values as a result of a ban on hunting with dogs."
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Applications for Compensation
(1)  The Secretary of State shall by regulations lay down the rules under which claims for compensation must be made, assessed and paid.
(2)  Regulations may not be made under subsection (1) unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
(3)  Applications under this Part for compensation must be posted recorded delivery or receipted as received by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs not later than twelve months from the date that regulations are made under subsection (1)."
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Payment for Compensation
(1)  Payments for compensation shall be made where appropriate not later than fifteen months from the date that regulations are made under section (Applications for Compensation)(1).
(2)  Payments which are made later than the date set in subsection (1) will attract interest at Bank Rate plus 1 per cent accrued on a daily basis from the set date to the actual payment date.
(3)  There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any expenditure of the Secretary of State in consequence of this Part.
(4)  Regulations under subsection (1) shall include provision for an appeal to either—
(a)  a magistrates' court; or
(b)  the High Court
  if a claim for compensation is refused or not met in full."
 

Schedule 1

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 7, line 16, at end insert ", or for the purpose of treating or humanely destroying an animal which has gone to ground having been injured or potentially infected with a fatal disease"
Page 8, line 17, at end insert ", or with the authority of a constable"

 
 
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17 October 2003