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The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Entry warrants

11.  If a sheriff or justice of the peace, on sworn information in writing, is satisfied that there is reasonable ground for entry into any land or premises by an official veterinary surgeon, official fish inspector or authorised officer for any of the purposes specified in regulations 7, 8, or 9 and either–

(a)that entry has been refused, or a refusal is reasonably expected, and that notice of the intention to apply for an entry warrant has been given to the occupier; or

(b)that a request for entry, or the giving of such a notice, would defeat the object of entry, or that entry is urgently required, or that the land or premises are unoccupied, or the occupier is temporarily absent, and it would defeat the object of entry to await the occupier’s return,

the sheriff or justice may issue a warrant valid for a period of no more than one month authorising the official veterinary surgeon, official fish inspector or authorised officer to enter the land or premises, if need be by reasonable force.

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