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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Power to require assistanceN.I.

8—(1) This paragraph applies to a power of entry conferred by—N.I.

(a)section 18(1), 21(2), 24(2), 25(2), 26(2), 27(2) or 28(2); or

(b)a warrant under section 18(4), 21(4), 22(1), 26(4) or 27(4).

(2) Where a person enters premises in the exercise of a power of entry to which this paragraph applies, that person may require any qualifying person on the premises to give such assistance as may reasonably be required for the purpose for which entry is made.

(3) The reference in sub-paragraph (2) to a qualifying person is to—

(a)the occupier of the premises;

(b)any person who appears to the person exercising the power to be responsible for animals on the premises;

(c)any person who appears to the person exercising the power to be under the direction or control of a person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

(4) In the case of a power under section 24(2), the reference in sub-paragraph (2) to a qualifying person also includes the holder of a licence—

(a)specifying the premises as premises on which the carrying on of an activity is authorised; or

(b)relating to an activity which is being carried on on the premises.

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