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Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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The grant and registration of licences

5.—(1) Where the Department receives a certificate of competence for registration, together with the appropriate fees, it shall grant and register a licence (hereinafter referred to as “a registered licence”) if—

(a)in its opinion the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a licence; and

(b)the applicant provides any information required in sub-paragraph (2).

(2) Any person applying to the Department for a registered licence shall give written details if—

(a)he has been refused by any district council (and if so by which) a licence to slaughter animals under the Slaughter of Animals Acts (Northern Ireland) 1932 to 1956;

(b)he has had any such licence revoked or suspended by any district council (and if so by which); or

(c)he has been convicted of any offence mentioned in paragraph 8(b).

(3) Any licence granted and registered under sub-paragraph (1) shall specify the matters which it covers, namely—

(a)the relevant operations mentioned in paragraph 3;

(b)the relevant species of animals; and

(c)the relevant equipment or instruments.

(4) Any registered licence which is granted under sub-paragraph (1) shall be valid throughout Northern Ireland and shall remain in force until any such time as it may be revoked or suspended by the Department.

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