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Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. That is not an intervention; it is a speech.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I think we are getting into a general discussion about the hearings in Portcullis house. The questions have been asked and the Minister is responding.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I think that the point has been made. Can we get back to the new clauses?

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I should like to get this straight, for my benefit and for that of hon. Members. We are debating new clauses 11 and 12. Whether there is a vote on those depends on the outcome of the Committee's considerations.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I think that the hon. Member for North Wiltshire anticipated that I would rise to my feet again. He is entitled to ask the Minister what his attitude is to a new clause that we are debating. The point has been made and I think that we can now move on to the other arguments that I am sure that the hon. Gentleman wants to make.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. Let us get back to the new clauses.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss new clause 12—Lowland hunting of fox— 'Registration under Part 2 shall not be effected in respect of any hunting of fox in an area of land below an altitude of 500 metres above sea level.'.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: New clause 11 - Use of dogs below ground (25 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. Here we are again. I did not hear that if it was said. If I do hear it, I shall take the strongest possible action.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I want to encourage brevity, but points need to be made as subtly and as correctly as possible.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Isn't debate wonderful? Is the hon. Member for North Wiltshire withdrawing the amendment?

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to take the following: New clause 10—Hares— 'Registration under Part 2 shall not be effected in respect of the hunting of hares.'. New clause 15—Hares (No. 2)— 'Registration under Part 2 shall not be effected in respect of the hunting of hares of any species.'. Amendment No. 1, in title, line 2, leave out 'To prohibit hare coursing.'.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: That is in order. I suggest that amendment No. 70 be moved formally? Amendment proposed: No. 70, in clause 7, page 2, line 34, at end insert 'or'.—[Mr. Garnier.] Question put, That the amendment be made:— The Committee divided: Ayes 7, Noes 20.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. Hon. Members will have ample opportunity to discuss this issue when we deal with the next amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: I was wondering whether we had had enough analogies— Rob Marris rose—

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: I am not anticipating the hon. Gentleman's intervention; I am simply making an observation about analogies. The point has been made very clearly.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I am a little worried that the Chair will end up in a lock-up garage in a moment. I am sure that the Committee does not want that. It is legitimate to draw comparisons, but I wonder whether the hon. and learned Gentleman has not made enough.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 7 - Hare coursing (13 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 70, in clause 7, page 2, line 34, at end insert 'or'. Amendment No. 11, in clause 7, page 2, line 35, leave out from 'event' to end of line 37. Amendment No. 316, in clause 7, page 2, line 36, leave out 'permits land which belongs to him' and insert 'knowingly permits land which either belongs to him or is the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Bed Blocking (11 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: My right hon. Friend will be aware that the national health service in north Staffordshire is presently in the process of reducing elderly care beds in the NHS by about 50 per cent. At the same time, there is enormous concern that, in spite of the additional resources that the Government are making available to social services and the NHS, there is a growing gap between resources available...

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 6 - Deer (11 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. The hon. Gentleman will know what I am about to stay. He is entitled to make his argument about clause 6 standing part of the Bill, as it is presently drafted.

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill: Clause 6 - Deer (11 Feb 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Indeed. I am trying to think of another word, but pickiness is the one that comes to mind. I really do not think that that helps our debate on these serious issues.


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