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The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984

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Amendment of Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981N.I.

17.—(1) The Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981F1 shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this Article.

(2) In Article 5(1)(b) (Department may by order prescribe and regulate the marking of animals or poultry) at the end there shall be added the words “and regulate the sale, supply, distribution, use and destruction of any article intended for use in such marking”.

(3) In Articles 4(c), 5(1)(m), 14(h), 19(k), 23(c), 24(1)(b), 29(2)(e), 30(1)(c) and 60(2)(b) (each of which provides for licences in such form and subject to such conditions as may be specified in an order) for the words from “in such form” onwards there shall be substituted the words “ subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licences ”.

(4) After Article 23 there shall be inserted the following Article—

Animal welfare in exportation

23A.(1) The Department, in the interests of animal welfare, may by order—

(a)regulate the exportation from Northern Ireland of animals or poultry, and, in particular, prohibit exportation without such licence or certificate as may be prescribed by the order;

(b)make provision as to the circumstances in which, and the conditions on which, a certificate or licence may be obtained.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), an order under that paragraph may include provision for requiring persons proposing to export animals or poultry from Northern Ireland to furnish information about—

(a)the intended ultimate destination of the animals or poultry;

(b)the arrangements for conveying them to that destination; and

(c)any other matters which may be specified in the order..

(5) Articles 25 to 28 (which make provision for the slaughter and quarantine of imported animals) shall cease to have effect and in Article 24 after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(1A) An order under paragraph (1) may apply, with or without modifications, any of the provisions of Schedule 3 (slaughter and quarantine) to imported animals and poultry..

(6) In Article 52 (offences)—

(a)in paragraph (2) after sub-paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—

(aa)has in his possession any animal or poultry which is marked in contravention of an Order of the Department or any other thing which is specified by order of the Department for the purposes of this sub-paragraph, or;

(b)in paragraph (5) for the words from the beginning to “Northern Ireland” there shall be substituted the words “ A person guilty of an offence against this Order by reason of the contravention of any provison in Article 24, 29 or 30 or any order made under any such provision ”.

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