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The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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6.—(1) An inspector shall have, for the purpose of enforcing these Regulations, power to–

(a)enter any place, other than a dwellinghouse, at which a means of transport is kept;

(b)enter any means of transport and carry out such inspection of it or enquiry in relation to it as appears to the inspector to be appropriate;

(c)require the assistance of the user of the means of transport, or of any person appearing to the inspector to be in charge of it, to facilitate such inspection or enquiry; and

(d)inspect, and take copies of, any document relating to the carriage of animals in the means of transport.

(2) Where an inspector is satisfied that a means of transport either–

(a)has not been cleansed and disinfected in accordance with these Regulations; or

(b)requires to be cleansed and disinfected to prevent a risk of transmission of a disease affecting animals,

that inspector may serve a notice on any person appearing to the inspector to be in charge of that means of transport–

(i)prohibiting the use of the means of transport for either the transport or keeping of animals or both until it has been cleansed and disinfected;

(ii)requiring that person to carry out the cleansing and disinfection as set out in the notice within a period specified in the notice; or

(iii)requiring that person to dispose of all feedingstuffs to which animals have had access, bedding, excreta and other material of animal origin in the way set out in the notice.

(3) Cleansing and disinfection required by a notice under this regulation shall be carried out in accordance with Schedule 1 unless an inspector is satisfied that it is necessary for animal health purposes for the cleansing and disinfection to be carried out in a manner specified in a notice.

(4) Where a person fails to comply with a notice served under this regulation, an inspector may arrange for the provisions of the notice to be complied with at the expense of the person on whom the notice was served.

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