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

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) (Declaratory and Controlled Area) Amendment (No. 4) Order 2001 and shall come into force on 21st April 2001.

Amendment of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Declaratory (Controlled Area) (Scotland) (No. 3) Order 2001

2.—(1) The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Declaratory (Controlled Area) (Scotland) (No. 3) Order 2001(1) is amended in accordance with this article.

(2) After article 4(14) there is inserted–

(15) The owner or person in charge of any animal on common or unenclosed land shall not move the animal from that land unless instructed to do so by a notice from a veterinary inspector..

(3) In the wording in bold type above Part II of the licence specified in Schedule 1 for “5 DAYS” there is substituted “7 DAYS”.

Amendment of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Declaratory (Scotland) Orders 2001

3.—(1) The Orders referred to in paragraph (2) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (3) to (5) of this article.

(2) The Orders referred to in paragraph (1) are–

(a)the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory (No. 3) Order 2001(2); and

(b)the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory (No. 4) Order 2001(3).

(3) In paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 of each of the foresaid Orders, there is inserted–

(ba)An inspector may, by licence issued in the form set out in Schedule 2A to this Order, permit, for the purposes of slaughter, the movement within an infected area of animals direct to a slaughterhouse approved by the Scottish Ministers to slaughter animals moved by licence issued under this paragraph.

(bb)A veterinary inspector may, by licence, permit, for the purposes of slaughter, the movement out of an infected area of animals direct to a slaughterhouse approved by the Scottish Ministers to slaughter animals moved by licence issued under this paragraph.

(bc)For the purposes of this paragraph, licences or approvals issued in England or Wales operate as if granted in Scotland.

(bd)Where an animal is moved to a slaughterhouse under this paragraph, the occupier of the slaughterhouse shall ensure that the animal is slaughtered at those premises in accordance with any condition relating to slaughter specified in the licence and in any event within 24 hours of arrival there.

(be)The person in charge of the vehicle in which animals are moved under this paragraph shall ensure that it is thoroughly cleansed and disinfected in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3 of Schedule 2B to this Order as soon as possible after the animals have been unloaded and, in any case, before the vehicle is moved from the delivery premises.

(bf)The occupier of premises to which animals are moved under this paragraph shall–

(i)ensure that the occupier or the occupier’s representative is given the licence under which they have been moved before allowing the animals to be unloaded from the vehicle on which they have been transported;

(ii)forward that licence without delay to the local authority responsible for the area in which those premises are situated and, in the case of a slaughterhouse, provide a copy to the official veterinary surgeon appointed for those premises;

(iii)retain a copy of that licence for a period of 6 months and produce it upon request for inspection by an inspector;

(iv)provide adequate facilities, equipment and materials for the cleansing and disinfection of the vehicle that delivered the animals to the premises in accordance with this paragraph.

(4) After Schedule 2 of each of the foresaid Orders there is inserted the Schedule 2A and Schedule 2B set out in the Schedule to this Order.

(5) At the end of sub-paragraph (i) of Schedule 2 of each of the foresaid Orders, there is inserted–

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    (j)

    The owner or person in charge of an animal shall take all such steps as may be necessary to prevent it from straying from the premises on which it is kept;

    (k)

    If an inspector finds a stray or feral animal, that inspector may detain it, and if the owner cannot be ascertained after reasonable enquiries, the animal may be destroyed by the inspector..

DAVID R DICKSON

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Pentland House,

Edinburgh

20th April 2001

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