Clause 17 - Selling primates to unlicensed persons

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:00 am ar 16 Tachwedd 2021.

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Amendment made: 15, in clause 17, page 10, line 6, leave out “in England”.—(Victoria Prentis.)

This amendment relates to the application of Part 1 to Wales. See the explanatory statement to Amendment 3.

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 11:15, 16 Tachwedd 2021

The clause will prohibit anyone from selling, gifting or transferring a primate to a person who does not hold a relevant licence, with the knowledge or with reasonable grounds to suspect that that person does not hold such a licence. This provision will cover both private traders and third-party sellers and prevent them from selling primates to individuals who cannot care for their needs adequately. I urge that the clause stand part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 17, as amended, accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.