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The Fresh Meat Export (Hygiene and Inspection) (Scotland) Regulations 1987

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14.  Any person authorised in that behalf either by the Secretary of State or the local authority on producing, if so required, a duly authenticated document showing his authority, shall have a right to enter, at any reasonable time, any premises which he has reasonable cause to believe to be premises on which animals are slaughtered for export for human consumption or on which fresh meat is prepared, stored or sold for export for human consumption, for the purpose of –

(a)performing his functions under these Regulations, and

(b)ascertaining whether there is or has been on, or in connection with, the premises any contravention of the provisions of these Regulations:

Provided that admission to any premises ostensibly used only as a private dwelling-house shall not be demanded as of right unless 24 hours' notice of the intended entry has been given to the occupant of such premises.

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