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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory (No. 4) Order 2001

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2.  Part III of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 is varied by the addition of the requirements set out in the following sub-paragraphs:–

(a)no person shall move animals from the premises on which the animals are kept, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers or an inspector;

(b)no person shall move animals on public or private roads (other than the service roads of premises), except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers or an inspector;

(c)no person shall transport animals through the infected area, except if the animals are transiting through that area by motorway, trunk road or railway;

(d)no person shall seek to carry out breeding of animals by means of itinerant service;

(e)no person shall seek to carry out breeding of animals by means of artificial insemination, other than with semen that is on the premises on which the animals are kept or with semen delivered directly to those premises by an insemination centre, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers or an inspector;

(f)no person shall use any premises for fairs, markets, shows or other gatherings of animals;

(g)Article 20 of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 shall not apply if the slaughterhouse or knackery product is controlled by and the movement is for the purpose of disposal in accordance with–

(i)the Specified Risk Material Order 1997(1);

(ii)the Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997(2); or

(iii)the Animal By-Products Order 1999(3);

(h)no person shall move any carcase (other than the carcase of an animal slaughtered for human consumption or a suspect BSE or scrapie carcase destined for disposal) from premises other than a slaughterhouse or a knacker’s yard, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers;

(i)no person shall move, or cause to be moved, into, out of or within an infected area any embryo, ovum or semen, except with the written approval of a veterinary inspector and subject to such conditions as may be specified therein.

(1)

S.I. 1997/2964, as amended, as regards Scotland, by S.S.I. 2000/344 and 2001/4.

(2)

S.I. 1997/2965, as amended by S.I. 1997/3062, S.I. 1998/2045 (itself amended by S.I. 1998/2431), S.I. 1999/539 and, as regards Scotland, by S.S.I. 2000/62, 345, 2001/3 and 86.

(3)

S.I. 1999/646.

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