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The Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

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9.—(1) A veterinary inspector or inspector may enter any premises, on producing, if requested some duly authenticated document showing their authority, for the purpose of ascertaining whether these Regulations (or any declaration, notice or licence made under them) are being or have been complied with and in particular may–

(a)inspect and copy any records (in whatever form they are held) kept under these Regulations, or remove such records to enable them to be copied;

(b)inspect and check the operation of, any computer and any associated apparatus or material which is or has been in use in connection with the records; and for this purpose may require any person having charge of, or otherwise concerned with the operation of the computer, apparatus or material to afford the veterinary inspector or inspector such assistance as the veterinary inspector or inspector may reasonably require (including providing the veterinary inspector or inspector with any necessary passwords) and where a record is kept by means of a computer, require the record to be produced in a form in which it may be taken away;

(c)mark any bird or other thing for identification purposes; and

(d)take on to the premises such persons as the veterinary inspector or inspector considers necessary to give the veterinary inspector or inspector such assistance as the veterinary inspector or inspector considers necessary, and such equipment as the veterinary inspector or inspector considers necessary.

(2) Any person who defaces, obliterates or removes any mark applied under paragraph (1)(c) shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) If a veterinary inspector or an inspector enters any unoccupied premises, the veterinary inspector or inspector, as the case may be, shall leave them as effectively secured against entry as the veterinary inspector or inspector found them.

(4) In this regulation “premises” includes–

(a)any land or building;

(b)any other place, in particular–

(i)a vehicle or vessel;

(ii)a tent or moveable structure.

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