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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Obtaining of documents in connection with carrying out orders, etc.

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50.—(1) Where—

(a)an order under section 19(1), 32(1) or (2), 34(1) or (2) or 36(1) has effect, and

(b)documents which are relevant to the carrying out of the order or any directions given in connection with it are in the possession of, or under the control of, the owner of an animal to which the order relates,

the owner must, if so required by a person authorised to carry out the order, deliver the documents to that person as soon as practicable and in any event before the end of the period of 10 days beginning with the date on which the owner is notified of the requirement.

(2) Where—

(a)directions under section 40(3)(b) have effect, and

(b)documents which are relevant to the carrying out of the directions are in the possession of, or under the control of, the owner of an animal to which the directions relate,

the owner must, if so required by a person authorised to carry out the directions, deliver the documents to that person as soon as practicable and in any event before the end of the period of 10 days beginning with the date on which the owner is notified of the requirement.

(3) A person who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence.

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