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The Avian Influenza (H5N1 in Wild Birds) (Scotland) Order 2006

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(1) Before granting a licence under this Order for the movement of any bird or poultry product, the Scottish Ministers must—

(a)carry out an assessment of the movement; and

(b)be satisfied that it will not significantly increase the risk of the spread of avian influenza.

(2) Licences granted under this Order—

(a)must be in writing;

(b)may be general or specific;

(c)must be made subject to such conditions as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary to—

(i)control the spread of avian influenza; and

(ii)ensure poultry products are obtained, handled, treated, stored and transported without contaminating products which may be moved without licence under this Order;

(d)may be amended, suspended or revoked, in writing, at any time.

(3) Except where otherwise directed by the Scottish Ministers, a licence granted—

(a)in England by the Secretary of State; or

(b)in Wales by the National Assembly for Wales,

for the same purpose as a licence which may be granted under this Order is valid for that purpose in Scotland and its conditions apply as if it was a licence granted under this Order.

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