HL Deb 15 October 1981 vol 424 c465

12 Page 6, line 27 after second 'bird' insert 'or other animal'.

The Earl of Avon

My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 12, and, with the leave of the House, I should like to speak also to Amendment No. 29. Clause 5(1)(d) prohibits the use as a decoy of any live bird which is tethered or blind, maimed or injured in order to kill or take any wild bird. It has been suggested that it would be equally appropriate to prohibit the use of a live animal in similar circumstances as a decoy to kill or take a wild bird. Honourable Members in another place agreed that this was a logical step. Amendment 12 provides for this. I beg to move.

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

Lord Burton

My Lords, may I ask whether it in fact means any other "live" animal? Because it does not say so. ft says "live" bird "but" other animal".

The Earl of Avon

Yes, my Lords, it is indeed intended to do that. It should be, a blind, maimed, injured or any other type of animal".

On Question, Motion agreed to.