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Animal Welfare Act 2006

Enforcement Powers

Section 27: Inspection in connection with registration

123.This section concerns powers of inspection in relation to activities for which it is necessary to register under section 13(3).

124.Subsection (1) provides that inspections may be carried out to check compliance with any provision in the Act or in secondary legislation relating to an activity for which registration is required.

125.Subsection (2) confers powers on an inspector to enter premises if he reasonably believes that someone who is registered to carry on an activity is carrying on the registered activity there.

126.A private dwelling may only be entered if 24 hours’ notice is given (subsection (3)).

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