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Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2001 No. 82

ANIMALS

Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001

Made

27th February 2001

Coming into operation

27th February 2001

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 12(1), 14(b) and (c), 19(d) and 60(1) of the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 and shall come into operation on 27th February 2001.

Amendment of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 1962

2.  The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 1962(3) shall be amended as provided in Articles 3 to 5.

3.  In Article 3 after the definition of “poultry” there shall be added the following definition—

  • “premises” includes land with or without buildings;.

4.  After Article 24 there shall be added—

Requirement to isolate animals on common land within an infected area

24A.  The owner or person in charge of an animal placed or kept on commons or unenclosed lands shall, upon the making of a declaration under Article 2(1) of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Infected Area) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001(4), in relation to that land isolate that animal within premises in the infected area..

5.  After Article 32 there shall be added—

Requirement to isolate animals on common land within a controlled area

32A.  The owner or person in charge of an animal placed or kept on commons or unenclosed lands shall, upon the making of an Order under Article 29(1) in relation to that land, isolate that animal within premises in the controlled area..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 27th February 2001.

L.S.

R. S. Johnston

A senior Officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order amends the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 1962 so as to make provision for the isolation of animals placed or kept on commons or unenclosed lands within an infected area or controlled area in the event of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in such an area.

(1)

Formerly the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland: see S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1) Art. 3(4)

(2)

S.I. 1981/1115 (N.I. 22) as amended by S.I. 1994/1891 (N.I. 6) Article 23(1)

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