2.—(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires–
“the Act” means the Animal Health Act 1981;
“affected animal” means a deer which is affected with tuberculous emaciation, or is excreting or discharging tuberculous material, or is affected with a chronic cough and shows clinical signs of tuberculosis or is a reactor, and “suspected animal” shall be construed accordingly;
“appropriate Minister” means, in relation to England, the Minister, and in relation to Scotland or Wales, the Secretary of State;
“appropriate officer” means a veterinary inspector or, in relation to England another officer of the Ministry or, in relation to Scotland or Wales, an officer of the Secretary of State;
“approved disinfectant” means a disinfectant listed in the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978(1) as being approved for the time being for use against tuberculosis;
“carcase” means the carcase of a deer, and includes part of a carcase and the flesh, bones, hide, skin, hooves, offal or other part of a deer, separately or otherwise, or any portion thereof;
“cattle” means bulls, cows, steers, heifers and calves;
“deer” means deer of any species;
“the Divisional Veterinary Officer” means the veterinary inspector appointed for the time being by the Minister to receive information about affected or suspected animals, or the carcases of such animals, for the area in which such animals or carcases are;
“the Minister” and “the Ministry” mean respectively the Minister and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;
“premises” includes land with or without buildings but does not include any part or parts of any premises used for the temporary detention of animals as a market, sale-yard, fairground, lair or place of exhibition;
“reactor” means a deer which gives rise to a reaction consistent with its being affected with tuberculosis when tested for that disease either by or on behalf of the appropriate Minister or otherwise, as the case may be, provided that in the case of a test otherwise so carried out the result thereof has been reported to the appropriate Minister;
“veterinary inspector” means a veterinary inspector appointed by the Minister;
“veterinary surgeon” means a person registered in the register of veterinary surgeons or the supplementary veterinary register.
(2) Any reference in this Order to a lettered form is a reference to a form bearing that letter in the Schedule to this Order.