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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory Order 2001

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 56

ANIMALS

ANIMAL HEALTH

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory Order 2001

Made

1st March 2001

Coming into force at 8.00 p.m. on

1st March 2001

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by article 17(1) of the Foot and Mouth Disease Order 1983(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory Order 2001 and shall come into force on 1st March 2001 at 8.00 p.m.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Declaration of infected area

2.  The area described in Schedule 1 to this Order is declared an infected area within the meaning of and to which the provisions of Part III of the Foot-and-Mouth Order 1983 apply as varied in accordance with, and disapplied to the extent set out in, Schedule 2 to this Order.

D J CRAWLEY

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Pentland House Edinburgh

1st March 2001

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1

The infected area shall comprise those parts of the counties of, Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, within the following boundaries;

(a)from the sea at map ref NY005640 follow the River Nith inland to where it meets the B725 at map ref NY994687; join the B725 and continue north to its junction with the A756; turn left onto the A756 and continue to its junction with the A710; turn right onto the A710 and continue to its junction with the A711; turn right onto the A711 and continue to its junction with the A701 at map ref NX972763; continue north east on the A701 and then on the A701(T) to its junction with the A74(M) at map ref NY078031; cross the A74(M) and rejoin the A701 and continue to its junction with the A708 at map ref NY085053;

(b)Turn right onto the A708 and continue north east to its junction with the B709 at map ref NT308249; turn right onto the B709 and continue south east and then south to its junction with the B711 at map ref NT303177; turn left onto the B711 and continue to its junction with the A7(T) at map ref NT483134; turn left onto the A7(T) and continue to its junction with the A698; turn right onto the A698 and continue to its junction with the A6088; turn right onto the A6088 and continue to its junction with the A68(T); continue east on the A68(T) to where the road crosses the Scotland/England border at NT697068; turn left and follow the Scotland/England border south west to the sea at map ref NY153632.

Map references are to the Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 series.

Article 2

SCHEDULE 2

1.  Articles 18, 19, 28(2) and 28(3)(b) of Part III of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 do not apply.

2.  Part III of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 is varied by the addition of the requirements set out in the following 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 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 an inspector;

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

(d)no person shall, within 15 days of the coming into force of this Order, seek to carry out breeding of animals by means of artificial insemination except 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;

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

3.  The licence referred to in paragraphs 2(a) and (b) above shall be in the form set out in Part I of Schedule 3 to the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983.

4.  In this Schedule, terms used which are also used in the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 have the same meaning in this Schedule as they do in that Order.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order imposes, with variations, the restrictions contained in Part III of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1950) within the infected area described in Schedule 1.

A map depicting the infected area may be inspected between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m., Monday to Friday at the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department, Pentland House, 47 Robb’s Loan, Edinburgh EH14 1TW.

(1)

S.I. 1983/1950, as amended by S.I. 1993/3119 and S.I. 1995/2922, and as regards Scotland, by S.S.I 2001/52 and S.S.I. 2001/55. See article 3(1) for the definition of “the Minister”. The functions of “the Minister”, so far as exercisable in relation to Scotland, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

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