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Specified Diseases (Notification and Movement Restrictions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Restriction on movement of animals, poultry, undressed carcases and dung

10.—(1) A person shall not move or cause or permit to be moved any animal or bird of such description as may be prescribed by a notice given under Article 9, any undressed carcase of such animal or bird or any dung—

(a)into or out of any area declared in accordance with Article 9 to be an infected area;

(b)from any holding in an infected area to any other holding in that area; or

(c)by public road, rail, water or air within an infected area,

except under the authority of a licence issued by the Department and in accordance with any conditions subject to which the licence is issued.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the trans-shipment of any animal, bird, undressed carcase or dung through an infected area where that trans-shipment takes place without loading or unloading or stopping at any holding within that area.

(3) A licence issued under paragraph (1) may be either a general licence or a specific licence.

(4) A general licence shall be issued by the Department by publication of the provisions thereof in the Belfast Gazette.

(5) An application for a specific licence shall be made in writing and shall contain such particulars as the Department may require.

(6) The Department may vary, revoke or suspend any licence issued under paragraph (1)—

(a)in the case of a general licence, by a notice published in the Belfast Gazette; or

(b)in the case of a specific licence, by a notice in writing sent to the person to whom it was issued.

(7) The Department may vary, revoke or suspend a general licence insofar as it applies to any particular person by notice in writing sent to that person.

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