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30th January 2006
Coming into force
23rd February 2006
1981 c. 22. Amended by the Animal Health Act 1981 (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/3293), the Animal Health Act 2002, c. 42 and the Animal Health Act 1981 (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/3475). Section 65A was inserted by the Animal Health Act 2002, section 10.
Functions conferred under the 1981 Act on “the Ministers” (as defined in section 86 of that Act) are now exercisable by the Secretary of State. They were transferred, so far as exercisable by the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales, to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by the Transfer of Functions (Agriculture and Food) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3141) and were then further transferred to the Secretary of State by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/794).
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