HL Deb 26 March 1987 vol 486 cc297-8

3.39 p.m.

The Earl of Selkirk

My Lords, I beg to move that the Commons amendments be now considered.

Moved, That the Commons amendments be now considered.—(The Earl of Selkirk.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.


[References are to [Bill 73] as first printed for the Commons.]

1 Clause 1, page 1, line 16, leave out 'A' and insert:

'In this section'.

2Page 1. line 17, leave out 'in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) above'.

3Page 2. line 3, leave out 'both in that paragraph and in the definition of "species" contained in paragraph (a) above,'.

4Clause 2, page 3, line 10, leave out '(i)'.

5Page 3, line 15, leave out '(as the case may be)'.

6Page 3. line 17, at end insert '(as in the case may be)'.

7Clause 4, page 4, line 23, leave out 'implied' and insert 'impliedly'.

8Page 4, line 25, after 'owner', insert 'or occupier'.

9Page 5, line 4, leave out 'animal' and insert 'animals'.

10Clause 5, page 5, line 16, leave out first 'other'.

11Page 5, line 19, leave out 'the' and insert 'an'.

12Page 5, line 21, leave out 'the' and insert 'its'.

13In the Schedule, page 7, line 11, column 3, at end insert 'except as it has effect for the purposes of section 74 of that Act.'.

The Earl of Selkirk

My Lords, the 13 amendments to the Animals (Scotland) Bill are all drafting amendments. One, I regret to say, is a grammatical amendment. They have the approval of the Scottish Law Commission. If it is the will of the House I shall move all 13 amendments in one Motion. I have, however, one typographical amendment in Amendment No. 2. The reference should be "in paragraph (b)" and not "in paragraph (6)" as appears on the Marshalled List. With that alteration, I beg to move Amendments Nos. 1 to 13 en bloc if that is the will of the House.

Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said amendments.—(The Earl of Selkirk.)

Lord Ferrier

My Lords, I am not quite clear about Amendment No. 4. Does not that amendment contain a typographical error: "leave out (i)"? It then carries on with (ii).

The Earl of Selkirk

My Lords, if it is merely a typographical error, it will be corrected in the ordinary course. I regret to say that if there is such an error I have not noticed it.

On Question, Motion agreed to.