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Poultry Improvement Act (Northern Ireland) 1968

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6(1)The Ministry may suspend a licence where, following an inspection by an authorised officer of the premises, plant, equipment, utensils or practice of the licence-holder, it appears to the Ministry that the prescribed standards are not being observed or that the standard of husbandry is inadequate, but that the prescribed standards could be observed, or that there is reason to believe that the standard of husbandry will be rendered adequate, within a reasonable period.N.I.

(2)When the Ministry suspends a licence, the Ministry shall serve on the licence-holder—

(a)notice in writing of the suspension; and

(b)particulars of the action which appears to the Ministry to be necessary to bring his premises, plant, equipment or utensils into conformity with the prescribed standards or to render his standard of husbandry adequate;

and shall also inform him of his right to require a fresh inspection under sub-paragraph (3).

(3)Where the licence-holder is of the opinion that any action of which particulars are served on him under head ( b) of sub-paragraph (2) is unreasonable, he may require a fresh inspection of his premises, plant, equipment, utensils or practice by an authorised officer other than the officer who made the inspection mentioned in sub-paragraph (1); and on receipt of the report of such other officer the Ministry shall review the suspension and the particulars served under the said head ( b), having regard to that officer's report and any further representations which may be made by the licence-holder.

(4)The suspension of a licence under this paragraph shall, in the first instance, have effect for twenty-eight days or such shorter period as the Ministry may direct, and may be extended; but, except for the purpose mentioned in paragraph 8(2), no such extension shall be made so as to continue the suspension for a period exceeding fifty-six days in all.

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