Animal Health Bill — 4 Nov 2002 at 17:45

Lord Newby voted with the majority (Content).

moved Amendment No. 11:

Page 7, line 30, at end insert "and of the reasons for that decision including a copy of the sworn information;

(d) he has been provided with an opportunity to make representations to the justice of the peace about whether the warrant should be issued;

(e) he has been provided with the opportunity to present sworn information in person or in writing to the justice of the peace who is to consider the application for a warrant."

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 12 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 13:

Page 7, line 39, leave out "issue" and insert "approval by the justice of the peace, which date shall be clearly visible on the warrant"

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 14 not moved.]

Clause 9 [Tests and samples: power of entry]:

had given notice of her intention to move Amendment No. 15:

Page 9, line 8, leave out from "premises" to "infected" in line 9 and insert "is"

[Amendment No. 15 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 16:

Page 9, line 35, at end insert "and of the reasons for that decision including a copy of the sworn information;

( ) he has been provided with an opportunity to make representations to the justice of the peace about whether the warrant should be issued;

( ) he has been provided with the opportunity to present sworn information in person or in writing to the justice of the peace who is to consider the application for a warrant."

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 17 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 18:

Page 10, line 2, leave out "issue" and insert "approval by the justice of the peace, which date shall be clearly visible on the warrant"

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 19 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 20:

Before Clause 15, insert the following new clause-

"BIOSECURITY GUIDANCE

In the 1981 Act the following sections are inserted after section 6 (eradication areas and attested areas)-

"6A BIOSECURITY GUIDANCE

(1) The Secretary of State must prepare guidance on the appropriate biosecurity measures to be taken in relation to-

(a) foot-and-mouth disease;

(b) such other disease as the Secretary of State by order specifies.

(2) After preparing a draft of the guidance the Secretary of State-

(a) must send a copy of the draft to such persons and organisations as he thinks are representative of those having an interest in biosecurity measures;

(b) must consider any representations made to him about the draft by such persons and organisations;

(c) may amend the draft accordingly.

(3) After the Secretary of State has proceeded under subsection (2) he must publish the guidance in such manner as he thinks appropriate.

(4) The Secretary of State must from time to time review the guidance and if he thinks it appropriate revise the guidance.

(5) Subsections (1) to (3) apply to a revision of the guidance as they apply to its preparation.

(6) But if the Secretary of State thinks that it is necessary to revise the guidance urgently he may publish revised guidance without proceeding under subsection (2).

(7) Biosecurity measures are measures taken to prevent the spread of causative agents of disease.

(8) Causative agent includes any virus, bacterium and any other organism or infectious substance which may cause or transmit disease.

(9) The power to make an order must be exercised by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(10) It is immaterial that anything done for the purposes of subsections (1) to (3) is done before the passing of the Animal Health Act 2002.

6B BIOSECURITY COMPLIANCE

(1) A person having a function under this Act relating to foot-and-mouth disease or a disease specified by order under section 6A(1) must not exercise the function unless the guidance under section 6A has been published and has not been withdrawn.

(2) Any act which is done in contravention of subsection (1) is done without lawful authority.

(3) If a person to whom subsection (5) applies fails to comply with the guidance he is not by reason only of that failure liable in any civil or criminal proceedings.

(4) But the guidance is admissible in evidence in such proceedings and a court may take account of any failure to act in accordance with it in deciding any question in the proceedings.

(5) This subsection applies to-

(a) any person having functions under this Act;

(b) any person who is the owner or occupier of premises on which animals are kept;

(c) any person who has charge of animals;

(d) any person who is under the direction of a person mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c)."

moved, as an amendment to Amendment No. 20, Amendment No. 21:

Line 13, after "those" insert "listed in section 6B(5)"

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 21) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 167; Not-Contents, 139.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con97 (+1 tell) 045.0%
Green1 0100.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Lab0 130 (+2 tell)68.8%
LDem50 075.8%
Other0 16.7%
Crossbench16 (+1 tell) 613.8%
Total:165 13746.4%

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