Clause 3 - Responsibility for animals

Part of Animal Welfare Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 17 January 2006.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 12:00, 17 January 2006

The cows are different. They are owned partly by me and partly by Mrs. Spreckley. She looks after them in the winter when I am not there.

The point is that the duty of care and the duty of ownership should go hand in hand. Problems arise when they do not, and my amendments sought to keep   them together. I am content that the Minister has said enough to clarify that we need to consider clause 8 for the real details of the responsibility that should go hand in hand with ownership. On that basis, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.