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The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Regulations 1998

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17.—(1) In this Schedule—

(a)“inspection services” means the provision by the Minister of inspections;

(b)“inspector” means—

(i)in relation to inspections carried out pursuant to the Fresh Meat Regulations

(aa)a veterinary surgeon designated as an official veterinary surgeon under regulation 8(1) of those Regulations, or

(bb)a person appointed as an inspector under regulation 8(2) of those Regulations,

(ii)in relation to inspections carried out pursuant to the Poultry Meat Regulation—

(aa)a veterinary surgeon designated as an official veterinary surgeon under regulation 8(1) of those Regulations, or

(bb)a person appointed as an inspector under regulation 8(2) of those Regulations,

(iii)in relation to inspections carried out pursuant to the Wild Game Regulations

(aa)a veterinary surgeon designated as an official veterinary surgeon under regulation 6(1) of those Regulations, or

(bb)a person appointed as an inspector under regulation 6(2) of those Regulations;

(c)“period” means an accounting period as defined by regulation 2(1) above;

(d)“the standard charge” means in relation to any slaughterhouse or cutting premises for any period the charge calculated in accordance with paragraph 6 or as the case may be 7 above, converted into sterling in accordance with paragraph 8 above; and

(e)“the ECU/sterling conversion rate” applicable in respect of any given year shall be—

(i)1 ECU = £0.774947 for 1998, and

(ii)in each subsequent year, the rate published in the C Series of the Official Journal of the European Communities on the first working day of the September in the preceding year or, if no rate is published in it on that day, the first rate published in it thereafter;

(f)“time costs” means in relation to any establishment for any period the costs calculated in accordance with paragraphs 9 to 11 above.

(2) Expressions used in this Schedule which are used in Council Directive 85/73/EEC on the financing of veterinary inspections and controls covered by Directives 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 90/675/EEC and 91/496/EEC (as amended and consolidated by Council Directive 96/43/EC(1)) have the same meaning as in that first-mentioned Directive.

(1)

OJ No. L162, 1.7.96, p.1.

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