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3. In the Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1980(1)—
(a)for section 6(3) (licensing of knackers’ yards) substitute—
“(3) On receiving an application for the grant or renewal of a licence under this section, the local authority must publish notice of the application in one or more newspapers circulating in that local authority’s area specifying—
(a)the address of the premises to which the application relates;
(b)the period, being a period of not less than 21 days beginning with the day on which the notice is published, before the end of which any person may object to the grant or renewal of the licence; and
(c)that any objections are to be made in writing to the local authority and, in the case of an application for renewal of a licence, are to be served on the applicant in accordance with subsection (4).”;
(b)in section 14(4) (further powers of entry), omit paragraphs (ii) and (iii);
(c)in section 22 (interpretation), in the definition of “premises”, for the words “has the same meaning as in the Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897” substitute “extends to any facilities for moving animals and any stall, pen, covered area or field used by the knacker’s yard in order to confine an animal until it is killed or to give it any necessary attention before it is killed”.
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