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The Importation of Animals (Amendment) Order 1996

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Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 1760



The Importation of Animals (Amendment) Order 1996


8th July 1996

Laid before Parliament

8th July 1996

Coming into force

29th July 1996

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 1, 10, and 37 of the Animal Health Act 1981(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order—

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Importation of Animals (Amendment) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 29th July 1996.


2.  In the definition of “animals” in article 2(1) of the Importation of Animals Order 1977(2), for the words “ruminating animals and swine”, there shall be substituted the words “ruminating animals, swine and elephants”.

Angela Browning

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

8th July 1996


Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office

4th July 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jonathan Evans

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Welsh Office

4th July 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Importation of Animals Order 1977 so as to extend its operation to regulate the importation into Great Britain of elephants.


1981 c. 22; See section 86(1) for the definition of“the Ministers”.


S.I. 1977/944.

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