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The Sheep Scab (Scotland) Order 2010

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PART 1INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

Citation, commencement, extent and application

1.  This Order—

(a)may be cited as the Sheep Scab (Scotland) Order 2010;

(b)comes into force on 17th December 2010;

(c)extends to Scotland only; and

(d)does not apply in the local government area of the Shetland Islands(1).

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

“affected” means affected or suspected of being affected with sheep scab;

“carcase” means the carcase of a sheep, and includes part of a carcase and the meat, bones, hide, skin, fleece, wool, hoofs, horns, offal, or other part of a sheep, separately or otherwise, or any portion thereof;

“clearance notice” means a notice within the meaning of article 8;

“common land” means land grazed in common;

“Divisional Veterinary Manager” means the veterinary inspector appointed by the Scottish Ministers to receive information about affected sheep and carcases, for the area in which the sheep or carcases are located;

“market” means a market, fairground, sale-yard or other place where sheep are commonly exposed for sale, or any place where sheep are gathered together for the purpose of selection or grading for sale;

“place of exhibition” means a place at which exhibitions or shows of sheep are held;

“premises” includes any land, building or other place;

“sheep scab” means an infestation of psoroptic or sarcoptic mites;

“treatment” means treatment with a product for the treatment of sheep scab which may be placed on the market under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2009(2); and “treat” and “treated” are to be construed accordingly; and

“veterinary surgeon” means a person registered in the register of veterinary surgeons, or in the supplementary veterinary register, kept under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(3).

(2) Any reference in this Order to anything done in writing or produced in electronic form includes a reference to an electronic communication, as defined in section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(4) which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

Licences and notices

3.—(1) Licences issued or notices given under this Order—

(a)must be in writing;

(b)may be made subject to conditions necessary to prevent the spread of sheep scab; and

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

(2) A person moving sheep under the authority of a licence issued under this Order must—

(a)keep the licence or a copy of it with him or her at all times during the licensed movement; and

(b)on demand made under this Order by an inspector—

(i)produce the licence or copy and allow a copy to be taken; and

(ii)provide his or her name and address.

(1)

The local government area of the Shetland Islands comprises the area of Shetland Islands Council as set out in section 1(2) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39). See also the Sheep Scab (Shetland Islands) Order 2003 (S.S.I. 2003/202).

(3)

1966 c.36, as amended by the Veterinary Surgeons’ Qualifications (European Recognition) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1824).

(4)

2000 c.7. Section 15 was amended by the Communications Act 2003 c.21, section 406 and Schedule 17 paragraph 158.

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