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(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, no place shall be specified in a project licence unless it is a place designated by a certificate issued by the Secretary of State under this section as a scientific procedure establishment.
(2)Subsection (1) above shall not apply in any case in which it appears to the Secretary of State that the programme or procedures authorised by the licence require him to specify a different place.
(3)An application for a certificate in respect of a scientific procedure establishment shall be made to the Secretary of State in such form and shall be supported by such information as he may reasonably require.
(4)A certificate shall not be issued under this section—
(a)except to a person occupying a position of authority at the establishment in question; and
(b)unless the application nominates for inclusion in the certificate pursuant to subsection (5) below a person or persons appearing to the Secretary of State to be suitable for that purpose.
(5)A certificate under this section shall specify—
(a)a person to be responsible for the day-to-day care of the protected animals kept for experimental or other scientific purposes at the establishment; and
(b)a veterinary surgeon or other suitably qualified person to provide advice on their health and welfare;
and the same person may, if the Secretary of State thinks fit, be specified under both paragraphs of this subsection.
(6)If it appears to any person specified in a certificate pursuant to subsection (5) above that the health or welfare of any such animal as is mentioned in that subsection gives rise to concern he shall—
(a)notify the person holding a personal licence who is in charge of the animal; or
(b)if there is no such person or it is not practicable to notify him, take steps to ensure that the animal is cared for and, if it is necessary for it to be killed, that it is killed by a method which is appropriate under Schedule 1 to this Act or approved by the Secretary of State.
(7)In any case to which subsection (6) above applies the person specified in the certificate pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection (5) above may also notify the person (if different) specified pursuant to paragraph (b) of that subsection; and the person specified pursuant to either paragraph of that subsection may also notify one of the inspectors appointed under this Act.
(8)A certificate under this section shall continue in force until revoked.
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