Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill — Appropriate authority responsibility for forfeited animals — 14 May 1999

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.

As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.

(2) The forfeited animals shall be housed in compliance with such regulations regarding animal welfare as applied to fur farming prior to the coming into force of sections 1 to 4 of this Act.

(3) The appropriate authority shall keep records of the animals forfeited, including records of their health status and mortality rates.

(4) The appropriate authority shall have the right to recover from the person against whom the order was made the full costs of keeping the forfeited animals from the time the order was made until their final destruction or disposal.

(5) The appropriate authority shall retain the forfeited animals until there is no further possibility of the order being set aside and shall then submit to the court a report setting out--

(a) how it intends finally to dispose of the animals;

(b) the costs incurred by the authority from forfeiture to anticipated disposal.'.-- [Mr. Maclean.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Madam Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: New clause 3-- Authorised or appointed persons --

That should be self-evident. There is a loophole on forfeiture in the Bill that has not been considered. If the Bill goes ahead and mink farming becomes illegal, what will happen to the regulations and licensing provisions currently in force? The Minister extended the licensing requirements in 1997 for three years, rather than for five as before. They will run out, and he may have to make a further order extending them for one or two years.

Question put , That the clause be read a Second time:--

The House divided: Ayes 2, Noes 66.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con3 1 (+2 tell)03.7%
Lab60 (+2 tell) 0014.9%
LDem3 006.5%
UUP0 1010.0%
Total:66 2011.4%

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