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Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999

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2 Licence conditions.E+W+S

(1)In subsection (4) of section 1 of the 1973 Act (matters to which a local authority shall have regard in determining whether to grant a licence and about which conditions must be included in the licence), in paragraph (b) (dogs to be visited at suitable intervals, so far as necessary), omit “(so far as necessary)”.

(2)In that subsection, after paragraph (e) insert—

(f)that bitches are not mated if they are less than one year old;

(g)that bitches do not give birth to more than six litters of puppies each;

(h)that bitches do not give birth to puppies before the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which they last gave birth to puppies; and

(i)that accurate records in a form prescribed by regulations are kept at the premises and made available for inspection there by any officer of the local authority, or any veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner, authorised by the local authority to inspect the premises;,

and for “paragraphs (a) to (e)” substitute “ paragraphs (a) to (i) ”.

(3)After that subsection insert—

(4A)Regulations under paragraph (i) of subsection (4) of this section shall be made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument; and a statutory instrument containing regulations made under that paragraph shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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