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Animal Health Act 2002


42.The Act extends to England and Wales. In relation to Wales, functions of the appropriate Minister are exercisable by the National Assembly for Wales and the Ministers function is exercisable by the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and the Assembly jointly.

43.In particular Section 17 provides that the report of the annual review of import controls shall be laid before the National Assembly for Wales at the end of each financial year. Section 19 provides in relation to preparation of the National Contingency Plan that the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales act jointly as the appropriate authority in relation to Wales other than in respect of a disease other than foot-and-mouth disease where the National Assembly of Wales only is the appropriate authority.

44.Functions of the Secretary of State are to be exercised in relation to Wales by the National Assembly.

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