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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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2.—(1) This Order shall apply in relation to cattle born in Great Britain on or after the coming into force of this Order, and to cattle imported into Great Britain on or after that date.

(2) In this Order —

“calf passport” means a document in such form as may be approved by the appropriate Minister for the purposes of moving calves under 28 days old in accordance with article 4 below;

“cattle” means domestic animals of the bovine species (including Bubalus bubalis);

“cattle passport” means a document containing the information set out in the Schedule to this Order in the form issued by the appropriate Minister with sufficient space for it to be completed by a succession of keepers;

“holding” means any establishment, construction or, in the case of an open air farm, any place in which animals are held, kept or handled, but does not include a border inspection post specified for the purposes of importing live animals from outside the European Union;

“import” and “export” mean import and export into and out of Great Britain;

“keeper” means any natural or legal person having care and control of animals, even on a temporary basis.

(3) In this Order any reference to a Community instrument is to that instrument as amended at the date this Order is made.

(4) Any licence issued under this Order shall be in writing and may be made subject to conditions and may be amended or revoked by notice in writing at any time.

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