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The Specified Risk Material (Inspection Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “approved”, in relation to a slaughterhouse or cutting plant, means approved under regulation 15 of the Specified Risk Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1);

  • “cutting premises” means cutting premises (as defined by regulation 2(1) of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(2)) which are licenced under regulation 4 thereof;

  • “employers' National Insurance contributions” means those social security contributions for which employers are liable under Part I of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act (Northern Ireland) 1992(3);

  • “owner” means, in relation to any slaughterhouse or authorised cutting premises, any person (save one who is also its occupier) who owns any interest in it;

  • “slaughterhouse” includes an approved slaughterhouse;

  • “the SRM charge” means a charge calculated in accordance with the Schedule in respect of the costs incurred by the Department in carrying out the SRM inspections;

  • “the SRM inspections” means any of the inspections and controls specified in regulation 9(9) or 15(4) of the Specified Risk Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997; and

  • “SRM inspector” means an officer of the Department engaged in carrying out the SRM inspections.

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