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The Food (Meat Inspection) (Scotland) Regulations 1988

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Charges by local authorities for meat inspection

15.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation, a local authority may make charges for inspections carried out in pursuance of these Regulations of such amounts as are determined by them from time to time.

(2) Charges made in pursuance of this regulation shall relate to inspections carried out in individual premises within the local authority area.

(3) In determining such charges as aforesaid, a local authority shall ensure that from time to time the charges are reasonably sufficient to meet the costs of the authority which are—

(a)specified in Schedule 7, and

(b)necessarily incurred in securing the inspections required by these Regulations.

(4) In determining such charges as aforesaid a local authority shall consult with such persons or organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests substantially affected by the charges and shall provide to any such person or organisation at his or their written request a breakdown in writing of the calculation of the charges in relation to the costs specified in Schedule 7.

Payment of charges

16.  Any charge made by a local authority by virtue of the last foregoing regulation shall be payable—

(a)in respect of any animal slaughtered in a private slaughterhouse, by the person registered under section 4 of the Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1980 to use the said slaughterhouse;

(b)in respect of any animal slaughtered in a public slaughterhouse, by the person on whose behalf the animal is slaughtered;

(c)in any other case, by the person who brings the body of the animal or, where the body has been dressed, the meat, into a slaughterhouse in accordance with the provisions of regulation 9.

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