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Diseases of Fish (Control) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Powers of an inspector

11.—(1) An inspector shall, on producing, if required to do so, some duly authenticated document showing his authority, have the right at all reasonable hours to enter any land or premises for the purpose of ascertaining whether there is or has been on the land or premises any contravention of these Regulations.

(2) An inspector shall have powers to carry out all checks and examinations necessary for the enforcement of these Regulations and in particular may—

(a)carry out inspections of farms;

(b)take samples (and, if necessary, send the samples for laboratory testing);

(c)examine relevant documentary or data processing material.

(3) An inspector entering any premises under these Regulations may take with him:

(a)such persons, equipment and vehicles as are necessary for the purpose of facilitating the exercise of his powers under these Regulations;

(b)a representative of the European Commission acting for the purposes of Directive 93/53/EEC.

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