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The Common Agricultural Policy (Control and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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8.—(1) An authorised person who has entered any land or premises in exercise of a power conferred by regulation 8 may—

(a)carry out any inquiries, checks, examinations, measurements and tests;

(b)take samples;

(c)inspect land, whether it is farmed or is withdrawn from agricultural production, or premises;

(d)inspect livestock, crops, machinery or equipment;

(e)mark any animal or other thing for identification purposes;

(f)have access to, inspect, copy and print any documents or records (in whatever form they are held) or remove such documents to enable them to be copied or retained as evidence;

(g)have access to, inspect and check the operation of, any computer and any associated apparatus or material which is or has been in use in connection with the documents or records;

(h)take a photograph, or a record in digital form, of anything on the land;

(i)remove anything reasonably believed to be evidence of any non-compliance;

(j)remove a carcase on the land or premises for the purpose of carrying out a post-mortem examination on it.

(2) An authorised person who enters any land or premises under a power under other legislation may exercise any of the powers specified in this regulation for the purposes of enforcing these Regulations.

(3) Paragraph (1) applies in relation to a person referred to in regulation 8(3)(b) when such person is acting under the instructions of an authorised person, as if such a person were an authorised person.

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