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Explanatory Memorandum to Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

Article 6:  Powers of entry

This article confers a power of entry and inspection, in order to enable the gathering of evidence, and a power to enter premises to carry out a forfeiture order.

Paragraph (5) creates an offence of intentionally obstructing or delaying any person in the exercise of either power of entry. This again is a summary offence for which the maximum penalty is a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (currently £1000) (paragraph (6)).

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