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The Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002

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Restrictions on the movement of animals

3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), no person shall move any animal from the premises on which it is located, unless(

(a)that movement is licensed under a specific or general licence issued, subject to the provisions of this Order, by the Scottish Ministers and in accordance with the conditions of that licence; and

(b)no animal has been moved onto those premises during the period of 20 days before the date on which the first mentioned animal is to be moved.

(2) The requirement contained in paragraph (1)(b) shall not apply–

(a)if the premises from which the animal is to be moved is a market, artificial insemination centre, exhibition, show or place for veterinary treatment or research;

(b)if the animal which is to be moved from the premises on which it is located is–

(i)cattle, where that movement commences on or after 18th March 2002; or

(ii)a sheep or a goat, where that movement commences on or after 18th May 2002,

and where the animal to be moved has been held separately from animals which have been moved onto the premises in accordance with the provisions of article 5 and the premises have been authorised for those purposes by the Scottish Ministers before the animal moves onto those premises, after receipt of the declaration in the form specified in Schedule 1; or

(c)if the movement falls within a category specified in article 4.

(3) Where a licence has been granted by the Scottish Ministers, an inspector or the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under an order made under section 8 of the Act authorising the movement of any animal from premises situated in England or in Wales to premises situated in Scotland or to premises situated in England or Wales through any part of Scotland–

(a)such provisions of that licence as are relevant shall apply in relation to that part of the movement which takes place in Scotland as if such an order extended to Scotland; and

(b)that movement shall, if the conditions contained in the licence are complied with, be deemed not to be a movement prohibited by virtue of paragraph (1).

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