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The Poultrymeat (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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Registration as required by Article 12 of the Commission Regulation

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4.—(1) The Scottish Ministers are designated as the competent authority for the purpose of registration of slaughterhouses and producers as required by Article 12 of the Commission Regulation.

(2) Any person who wishes to operate as a slaughterhouse or a producer authorised to use the terms specified in Article 11 of the Commission Regulation must make an application in writing to the Scottish Ministers.

(3) Where the Scottish Ministers receive an application for registration the Scottish Ministers must notify the applicant in writing of the matters specified in paragraph (4) without unreasonable delay.

(4) The specified matters are—

(a)the Scottish Ministers’ decision on the application;

(b)the reasons for any refusal of registration; and

(c)the right of appeal conferred by regulation 5 in the case of any refusal to register.

(5) Where the Scottish Ministers decide to cancel a registration, the Scottish Ministers must notify the producer, or the person carrying on the business of the slaughterhouse concerned, as the case may be, of the matters specified in paragraph (6).

(6) The specified matters are—

(a)the Scottish Ministers’ decision to cancel the registration;

(b)the date on which the cancellation is to take effect;

(c)the reasons for the cancellation; and

(d)the right of appeal conferred by regulation 5.

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