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The Areas of Natural Constraint Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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15.—(1) An authorised person who has entered any land under regulation 14 may—

(a)inspect the land, premises, buildings and any document, record or equipment thereon which the authorised person reasonably believes relates to a claim;

(b)require the claimant or beneficiary, or any employee or agent of the claimant or beneficiary, to produce, or secure the production of, any document or record or supply any additional information in their possession or under their control relating to the claim;

(c)where any document, record or information referred to in sub-paragraph (b) is kept by means of a computer, have access to and inspect any computer and any associated apparatus or material which is or has been used in connection with that document, record or information;

(d)require copies of, or extracts from, any document, record or information relating to the claim to be produced;

(e)remove and retain for a reasonable period any document, record or information relating to the claim which the authorised person has reason to believe may be required as evidence in proceedings under these Regulations and, where any such document, record or information is kept by means of a computer, require it to be produced in a form in which it may be taken away and in which it is visible and legible;

(f)if necessary for the purposes of regulation 14(1)—

(i)inspect and count livestock on the land and premises, and

(ii)require the claimant or beneficiary, or any employee or agent of the claimant or beneficiary, to arrange for the collection, penning and securing of such livestock.

(g)require the claimant or beneficiary, or any employee or agent of the claimant or beneficiary, to give the authorised person all reasonable assistance in relation to the matters mentioned in this regulation.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies in relation to a person referred to in regulation 14(4)(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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