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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
21st December 2011
Coming into operation
1st January 2012
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Union and measures in the veterinary and phytosanitary fields for the protection of public health.
To the extent that this Order makes provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of that Act, it appears to the Department that it is expedient for references in this Order to the Decision specified in paragraph (a), and to the provisions of the Regulation specified in paragraph (b), to be construed as references to those instruments as amended from time to time—
(a)Commission Decision 2007/25/EC as regards certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza and movements of pet birds accompanying their owners into the Community(3), and
(b)Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals and amending Council Directive 92/65/EEC(4).
O.J. No L 8, 13.1.2007, p29, as last amended by Commission Decision 2010/734/EU (O.J. No L 316, 2.12.2010, p.10).
O.J. No L 146, 13.6.2003, p1, as last amended by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1153/2011 (O.J. No L 296, 15.11.2011, p.13).
Paragraph 1A was inserted into Schedule 2 by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51) as amended by 2008 (c. 7)
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