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Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994

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2(1)This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the [1974 c. 3.] Slaughterhouses Act 1974—

(a)section 36 (power to make regulations with respect to additional means of rendering animals insensible to pain until death supervenes),

(b)section 38 (power to make regulations for securing humane conditions of slaughter),

(c)section 39 (function of granting licences for slaughtermen),

(d)section 40 (other functions with respect to licences for slaughtermen),

(e)section 41 (duty to execute and enforce the provisions of, and of regulations under, Part II of that Act), and

(f)section 42(1) (power to appoint persons for the purpose of exercising powers of entry).

(2)The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State acting jointly may by regulations provide for any functions under a provision to which this paragraph applies, so far as exercisable by local authorities, to be transferred—

(a)so far as exercisable by local authorities in England, to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and

(b)so far as exercisable by local authorities in Wales, to the Secretary of State.

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