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The Sheep and Goats Spongiform Encephalopathy (Compensation) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2001

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Sheep and Goats Spongiform Encephalopathy (Compensation) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2001 and shall come into force on 19th January 2002.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Sheep and Goats Spongiform Encephalopathy (Compensation) Order 1998

2.—(1) The Sheep and Goats Spongiform Encephalopathy (Compensation) Order 1998(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) below.

(2) In article 2 (interpretation)–

(a)the definitions of “average cull price for sheep” and “average cull price for goats” are omitted; and

(b)the following definition shall be inserted after the definition of “cull animal”:–

“laboratory” means a veterinary laboratory as may be approved by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of this Order;.

(3) In article 3 (compensation for affected and suspected animals slaughtered for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy)–

(a)the following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (1):–

(1) Where the Scottish Ministers cause an animal to be slaughtered as a suspected or affected animal under the powers conferred by section 32(1) of the Animal Health Act 1981 in its application to any transmissible spongiform encephalopathy(2) and an examination, at a laboratory, of tissues taken from the carcase of the animal confirms that it was an affected animal, the amount of compensation payable shall be–

(a)in the case of a cull animal, £30; and

(b)in the case of any other affected animal, £90.;

(b)in paragraph (2), for “at a veterinary laboratory of the Ministry”, there shall be substituted “, at a laboratory,”; and

(c)paragraphs (3), (4) and (5) are omitted.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

Pentland House,

Edinburgh

12th December 2001

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