HL Deb 15 October 1981 vol 424 c478

51 Page 24, line 36, at end insert— '"livestock" includes any animal which is kept—

  1. (a) for the provision of food, wool, skins or fur;
  2. (b) for the purpose of its use in the carrying on of any agricultural activity; or
  3. (c) for the provision or improvement of shooting or fishing

The Earl of Avon

My Lords, I beg to move that the House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 51. This amendment is designed to make clear exactly what the term "livestock" covers, and also to make it clear that there can be no doubt that fish in fish farms could be protected from predation by birds or other protected animals. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition are derived from the usual definition of "livestock" in the agriculture Acts. Paragraph (c) covers two specific areas: first, fish being reared for stocking or re-stocking, such as in rivers and lakes; and, secondly, birds being reared to supplement the wild stock. My Lords, I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment.—(The Earl of Avon.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.