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Slaughterhouses Act 1974

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34Interpretation of Part I

In this Part of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

  • " animal " does not include bird or fish ;

  • " construction regulations " means regulations with respect to the construction, lay-out or equipment of premises used as a slaughterhouse or knacker's yard;

  • " council" includes a port health authority ;

  • " district", in relation to the local authority of a London borough or the City of London, and in relation to the officers of such an authority, means the borough or the City, as the case may be;

  • " functions " includes powers and duties;

  • " horse " includes ass and mule ;

  • " knacker's yard " means any premises used in connection with the business of slaughtering, flaying or cutting up animals whose flesh is not intended for human consumption;

  • " licence " means a licence under section 1 above authorising the use of any premises as a slaughterhouse or knacker's yard, and " slaughterhouse licence" and " knacker's yard licence " shall be construed accordingly;

  • " local authority" has the meaning assigned to it by section 27 above and, in relation to any premises or to an application in respect of any premises, means the local authority within whose district the premises are situated;

  • " the Minister " means the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;

  • " officer " includes servant;

  • " slaughterhall" means that part of a slaughterhouse in which the actual slaughtering of any animal or the dressing of carcases takes place;

  • " slaughterhouse " means a place for slaughtering animals whose flesh is intended for sale for human consumption, and includes any place available in connection therewith for the confinement of animals while awaiting slaughter there or for keeping, or subjecting to any treatment or process, products of the slaughtering of animals there.

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