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The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Scotland) Regulations 2012

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PART 8Ancillary provisions

Notices

26.—(1) Any notice required or authorised to be served under these Regulations to any person may be given by—

(a)delivering it to the person;

(b)leaving it at the person’s proper address; or

(c)sending it by post to the person at that address.

(2) Any such notice which is to be served on a body corporate or an unincorporated association other than a partnership must be served on an officer of the body corporate or unincorporated association.

(3) Any such notice which is to be served on a partnership (including a Scottish partnership) must be served on a partner or a person having the control or management of the partnership business.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation and section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978(1) in its application to this regulation, the proper address of any person on whom a notice is to be served is—

(a)in the case of a body corporate, the address of the registered or principal office of the body corporate;

(b)in the case of an unincorporated association (other than a partnership), the address of the principal office of the unincorporated association;

(c)in the case of a partnership (including a Scottish partnership), the address of the registered or principal office of the partnership; and

(d)in any other case, the last known address of the person in question.

(5) If a person on whom a notice is to be served under these Regulations has specified an address for service of such a notice, that address is also to be treated, for the purposes of this regulation and section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978 in its application to this regulation, as that person’s proper address.

(6) If the name or address of any occupier of premises on whom a notice is to be served under these Regulations cannot, after reasonable inquiry, be ascertained, the notice may be served by leaving it conspicuously affixed to a building or object on the premises.

(7) In this regulation—

(a)“body corporate” does not include a partnership; and

(b)references to serving include references to similar expressions (such as giving or sending).

Transitional provisions

27.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies in relation to a slaughterhouse in operation immediately before 1st January 2013, but does not apply in relation to—

(a)any new layout or construction of such a slaughterhouse (or associated lairage) brought into operation after that date; or

(b)any new equipment used in such a slaughterhouse and brought into operation after that date.

(2) In relation to a slaughterhouse to which this paragraph applies, until 8th December 2019—

(a)Article 14(1) and Annex II do not apply; and

(b)Schedule 3 applies.

Consequential amendments

28.  The consequential amendments in Schedule 4 have effect.

Repeals and revocations

29.  The repeals and revocations in Schedule 5 have effect.

Modification of the 1995 Regulations

30.—(1) Part II (requirements applicable to slaughterhouses and knackers’ yards) of, and Schedules 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to, the 1995 Regulations cease to have effect in relation to slaughterhouses (within the meaning of regulation 2(1) of the 1995 Regulations).

(2) The 1995 Regulations are amended as follows—

(a)revoke regulation 4 (humane treatment of animals);

(b)revoke regulation 6(1)(d) (animal welfare legislation and codes);

(c)revoke regulation 22 (exemption for slaughter by a religious method);

(d)revoke Schedule 1 (the licensing of slaughtermen);

(e)in Schedule 2, revoke paragraph 1(a) (general requirements for all slaughterhouses and knackers’ yards);

(f)in Schedule 4, revoke paragraph 4 (restraint of animals before stunning, slaughter or killing);

(g)in Schedule 9, in paragraph 2(d) (permitted methods of slaughtering or killing animals for the purpose of disease control) omit “rabbits and”; and

(h)in Schedule 12, revoke paragraph 8 (prohibition against slaughter by a religious method elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse).

(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), a registered licence required by, or granted in accordance with, paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to the 1995 Regulations which is still in force immediately before 1st January 2013 continues in existence for the purpose of recognition as a qualification equivalent to a certificate in accordance with Article 21(7).

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