§ [References are to Bill  as first printed for the Commons' amendments marked * are new]
§ 1Clause 1, page 2, line 3 after first ' any' insert ' live or dead '.
§ 2Clause 1, page 2, line 6. leave out from beginning to 'he' in line 10.444
3Clause 1, page 2,line 10, at end insert—
(2A) A person shall not be guilty of an offence under subsection (2) if he shows that—
§ The Earl of Avon
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 1, 2 and 3. Clause 1(2) makes it an offence for any person to have in his possession or control
unless it can be shown that the bird or egg was killed or taken otherwise than in contravention of Part 1 of the Bill or the existing Acts.
- "(a) any wild bird or any part of, or anything derived from, such a bird; or
- (b) an egg of a wild bird or any part of such an egg,"
Clause 1(2) as presently drafted goes too wide and could mean that persons might be convicted of offences under Clause 1(2) where this was not just or intended. These amendments seek to remedy this.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendments.—(The Earl of Avon.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.