Clause 36 - Control, destruction and disqualification orders: appeals

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:30 pm ar 16 Tachwedd 2021.

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

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

The clause ensures that control, destruction and disqualification orders are not acted upon until the offender or dog owner has had the opportunity to appeal and had that appeal determined. The clause lists possible arrangements that the court can authorise, including directions for the dog to be taken into possession. It is an offence not to deliver up a dog subject to arrangements made by the court. Any expenses incurred in relation to the care of the dog can be recovered as a civil debt.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 36 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.