Clause 7 - Variation and surrender

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:45 am ar 16 Tachwedd 2021.

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Amendments made: 11, in clause 7, page 4, line 26, at end insert—

“to other premises in the area of the same local authority”.

This amendment clarifies that a local authority can only vary the premises to which a licence relates if the new premises are in its area.

Amendment 12, in clause 7, page 4, line 29, leave out—

“reduce the number of primates or”.

This amendment has the effect that a local authority is not required to grant an application to reduce the number of primates to which a licence applies.

Amendment 13, in clause 7, page 4, leave out lines 34 to 37 and insert—

“(a) may request further information from the licence-holder;

(b) in the case of an application under subsection (1)(a) or (b), may arrange for the premises specified in the licence to be inspected by a veterinary surgeon;

(c) in the case of an application under subsection (1)(c), must arrange for the proposed new premises to be so inspected.”—

This amendment requires a local authority, where an application is made to vary the premises to which a licence relates, to inspect the new premises before determining the application.

Question proposed, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The clause provides licence holders with the ability to apply to local authorities to vary their licence to account for changes in their circumstances. It is needed to ensure that the licensing process is dynamic and can respond to changes in the circumstances of both the licence holders and the primate.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 7, as amended, accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.