The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations (which extend to Scotland only) amend the Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/2095). Those Regulations implemented in Great Britain the provisions relating to charges for meat inspections of Council Directive 85/73/EEC (O.J. No. L162, 1.7.96, p.4).

The amendments permit charges to be made for the carrying out of health inspections at re-packaging centres (as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/539).

The amendments also allow the Scottish Ministers to withdraw inspection services where the occupier of licensed premises fails to comply with a decree requiring payment of charges for such services.