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SCHEDULE 4REGULATIONS RELATING TO MEAT HYGIENE, ETC.: CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS

PART XIIConsequential modifications to the Specified Risk Material (Inspection Charges) Regulations 1999

1.  In regulation 2(1)–

(a)the following definition shall be inserted in the appropriate alphabetical position–

“the Agency” means the Food Standards Agency;; and

(b)in the definitions of “SRM charge” and “SRM inspector” for the words “the Minister” there is substituted the words “the Agency”.

2.  For regulation 3(2) there is substituted–

(2) As soon as the SRM charge has been notified to an occupier in accordance with paragraph (1) above, both the occupier and the owner of the establishment in respect of which the charge arose shall be jointly and severally liable for the amount of that charge to the Scottish Ministers and that charge shall be recoverable by the Scottish Ministers, or by the Agency acting on their behalf, as a debt.

3.—(1) In each of the provisions specified in sub-paragraph (2) below for the words “the Minister”, wherever they occur in those provisions, there is substituted the words “the Agency”.

(2) The provisions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above are regulations 3(1) and (3) and 4(1) and paragraphs 2, 3(b) and 5 of the Schedule.

4.—(1) In each of the provisions specified in sub-paragraph (2) below for the word “him”, where that word relates to “the Minister”, there is substituted the words “the Agency”.

(2) The provisions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above are regulation 4(1)(b) and paragraph 2 of the Schedule.