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The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) (Amendment) Order 1984

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Amendment of principal order

2.  The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974(1) shall be amended as follows—

(a)after paragraph (8) of Article 4 (prohibition on landing of animals in Great Britain) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

  

(9) Subject to paragraph (10) below, where an animal landed in Great Britain is brought into Great Britain from a place other than a country outside Great Britain, the prohibition on landing contained in paragraph (1) above shall apply to that animal if while outside Great Britain it has been or may have been in contact with an animal to which, if it were brought into Great Britain, the prohibition on landing contained in paragraph (1) above would apply.

  

(10) The prohibition on the landing of an animal brought into Great Britain from a place other than a country outside Great Britain contained in paragraph (9) above shall not apply to a dog belonging to the police, Her Majesty's Customs and Excise or Her Majesty's Forces which is kept under the constant control of a trained handler while outside Great Britain.;

  

(b)in paragraph (3) of Article 8 (control of animals passing through Great Britain) after the words “a licence” there shall be inserted the words “(which may be general or specific)”;

(c)in paragraph (1) of Article 15 (contact animals) for the words “the Minister” there shall be substituted the words “an inspector”; and

(d)for Part I of Schedule 2 (ports and airports at which authorised landings of animals may take place) there shall be substituted the following:

  

[PART I]

[PORTS]

Dover, Eastern Docks

Harwich, Navyard Wharf and Parkeston Quay

Hull

Portsmouth

Southampton .

(1)

, amended by S.I. 1977/361.

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