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The Older Cattle (Disposal) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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5.—(1) An inspector may, on producing, if required to do so, some duly authenticated document showing the authority of that inspector, enter at all reasonable hours any land or premises (other than any premises used only as a dwelling) for the purpose of ensuring that the Commission Regulation and these Regulations are complied with; and in this regulation “premises” includes any vehicle or container.

(2) An inspector may–

(a)seize any animal by products and dispose of them as necessary;

(b)carry out any inquiries, examinations and tests;

(c)take any samples;

(d)have access to, and inspect and copy any records (in whatever form they are held) kept in connection with the requirements of the Commission Regulation or of these Regulations, or remove such records to enable them to be copied;

(e)have access to, 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 give the inspector any assistance the inspector may reasonably require (including providing the inspector with any necessary passwords) and, where a record is kept by means of a computer, may require the records to be produced in a form in which they may be taken away;

(f)mark any animal, animal by product or other thing for identification purposes; and

(g)be accompanied by such other person as the inspector considers necessary.

(3) No person shall deface, obliterate or remove any mark applied under paragraph (2).

(4) Any inspector who enters any unoccupied premises shall leave them as effectively secured against unauthorised entry as that inspector found them.

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