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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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Movement of animals with cattle passports

3.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Order, no person shall move cattle on to or off any holding, or between separately managed herds on the same holding, unless the animal is accompanied by a cattle passport which has been issued and duly completed in accordance with this Order and which bears the same number as the ear tag attached to the animal.

(2) Any cattle passport issued under the provisions of this Order shall remain the property of the appropriate Minister and shall be produced or surrendered to an officer of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State or the local authority on demand.

(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or the Secretary of State may at any time issue a licence for cattle to be moved without a passport if he is satisfied that it is necessary to do so and that it is not practicable to obtain a passport.

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