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The Cattle Identification (Enforcement) Regulations 1997

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“cattle” means bovine animals including the species bison bison and bubalus bubalis;

“farm” means any holding on which cattle are kept for the purpose of breeding, production, raising or fattening;

“holding” means any establishment, construction or, in the case of an open-air farm, any place situated within the territory of Great Britain, in which cattle are held, kept or handled;

“inspector” means a person appointed to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations by the Minister or a local authority, and when used in relation to a person so appointed by the Minister, includes a veterinary inspector;

“keeper” means any natural or legal person responsible for animals, whether on a permanent or on a temporary basis, including during transportation or at a market;

“local authority” means—


in England, as respects each London borough (except in relation to imported live animals), metropolitan district or non-metropolitan county, the council of that borough, district or county;


as respects the City of London, and for all London boroughs in relation to imported live animals, the Common Council;


in Scotland, a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(1);


in Wales, a county or county borough;

“Minister” means, in relation to England, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and, in relation to Scotland and to Wales, the Secretary of State;

“veterinary inspector” means a person appointed as a veterinary inspector by the Minister.

(2) These Regulations shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

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