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The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Examinations by inspectors

22.  In Article 46 of the 1981 Order (general powers of inspectors), for paragraph (7) (power to examine animals or poultry) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

(7) An inspector may—

(a)examine—

(i)any animals or poultry on or in any land, building, place, pen, vehicle, vessel, boat or aircraft entered by him under this Article, and

(ii)any thing found there, whether animate or inanimate, by or by means of which it appears to him that any disease might be carried or transmitted;

(b)for the purpose of any examination under this Article, apply such tests, take such samples and apply such marks as he considers necessary;

(c)prohibit the movement of any animals, poultry or thing examined by him under this Order or an order of the Department pending the results of any tests or samples applied or taken by him, except in accordance with a licence granted by the Department and subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licence.

(7A) The Department may by order—

(a)require an inspector to examine—

(i)any animals or poultry on or in any land, building, place, pen, vehicle, vessel, boat or aircraft entered by him under this Article, and

(ii)any thing found there, whether animate or inanimate, by or by means of which it appears to the Department that any disease might be carried or transmitted;

(b)require an inspector to apply such tests, take such samples and apply such marks for the purpose of any examination under this Article or an order of the Department as may be specified in an order under this paragraph;

(c)prohibit or regulate the movement of any animals, poultry or thing examined by an inspector under this Order or an order of the Department pending the results of any tests or samples so specified;

(d)provide for exemptions from any such prohibition by means of the grant of licences subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licences.

(7B) For the purpose of any examination by an inspector under this Order or an order of the Department (including the applying of tests, the taking of samples and the applying of marks), the owner or person in charge of any animals, poultry or thing which may be so examined shall comply with all reasonable requirements of the inspector and afford him all other reasonable facilities for that purpose..

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