Hunting Bill—
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Before Clause 16

 

THE BARONESS MALLALIEU
THE LORD MANCROFT
THE LORD CARLILE OF BERRIEW

89*Insert the following new Clause—
  "Transitional arrangements
(1)  This section applies where an individual or group makes an application under section (Application by individual) or (Application on behalf of group)—
(a)  after the commencement of Part (Registration), and
(b)  before the end of the period of nine months beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.
(2)  This Act shall apply during the transitional period as if the application were granted and the consequent registration effected.
(3)  The transitional period—
(a)  begins when the application is made, and
(b)  ends when the application is finally determined.
(4)  The period during which a registration is treated by this section as having been effected shall be ignored in applying section (Standard duration of registration)."
 

Schedule 1

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

90Page 6, line 11, at end insert "and poultry"
 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

91Page 6, line 23, at end insert ", or
(d)  treating or humanely destroying an animal which has gone to ground having been injured or potentially infected with a fatal disease."
 

THE LORD EDEN OF WINTON
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER

92Page 6, line 23, at end insert ", or
(d)  ensuring the sustainable management of the wild mammal and its immediate environment."
 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

93Page 6, line 26, leave out paragraph (a)
94Page 7, line 2, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert—
"(a)  reasonable steps are taken for the purpose of ensuring that as soon as possible after being found the wild mammal is flushed out of cover,
(b)  reasonable steps are taken for the purpose of ensuring that as soon as possible after being flushed out the wild mammal is shot dead by a competent person,
(c)  in particular, the dog is brought under sufficiently close control to ensure that it does not prevent or obstruct achievement of the objective in paragraph (b),
(d)  reasonable steps are taken for the purpose of preventing injury to the dog, and
(e)  the manner in which the dog is used complies with any code of practice which is issued or approved for the purpose of this paragraph by the Secretary of State."
95Page 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"
96Page 7, line 18, at end insert "which may be a photocopy"
97Page 8, line 17, at end insert ", or with the authority of a constable"
98Page 9, line 11, leave out sub-paragraph (5)
99Page 9, line 43, at end insert—
 

"Authority of a constable

      In this Schedule, a constable may exercise authority to grant access permission under paragraph 7(2)(c) or 8(6)(c) if the applicant provides proof of local residence or if the applicant either—
(a)  makes a telephone call from a listed number registered in his name, or
(b)  makes a telephone call which is supported by a second person who is listed at that number."
 

THE LORD HOOSON
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

100Page 9, line 43, at end insert—
 

"Hunting in specified upland and afforested areas

(1)      The hunting of a wild mammal is exempt if the conditions in this paragraph are satisfied.
(2)      The first condition is that the hunting takes place in certain specified upland and afforested areas designated in an order made by the Secretary of State.
(3)      The second condition is that the hunting is carried out by a gun foot pack which was established more than five years before the date of commencement of this Act.
(4)      The third condition is that the purpose of the hunting is the effective protection of sheep flocks from foxes."
 

In the Title

 

THE BARONESS MALLALIEU
THE LORD CARLILE OF BERRIEW
THE EARL OF CAITNESS
THE LORD BROOKE OF SUTTON MANDEVILLE

101Line 1, leave out "to prohibit hare coursing;"

 
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