17. An officer of the Secretary of State may enter any premises on which animals are kept (whether or not in a control zone or restricted zone) for the purposes of monitoring or surveillance for the bluetongue virus or antibodies to the bluetongue virus.
Vaccination against bluetongue
18. No person may vaccinate an animal against bluetongue unless authorised by the Secretary of State.
Powers of inspectors in case of default
19. A notice served under this Order must be complied with at the expense of the person on whom it is served, and if it is not complied with an inspector may arrange for it to be complied with at the expense of that person.
General powers of inspectors
20. An inspector or officer of the Secretary of State who enters premises under this Order may take with him—
(b)any equipment; and
(c)such other person as is appropriate.
21. No person may—
(a)damage, interfere with or remove any traps set for midges under this Order; or
(b)deface, obliterate or remove any mark made by any person under this Order.
22. (1) A person moving anything under the authority of a specific licence granted under this Order must—
(a)keep the licence or a copy of it with him at all times during the licensed movement;
(b)on demand by a veterinary inspector or other officer of the Secretary of State or by an inspector, produce the licence or copy and allow a copy or extract to be taken.
(2) A person moving anything under the authority of a general licence granted under this Order must—
(a)carry, at all times during the movement, a consignment note that contains details of—
(i)what is being transported, including the quantity;
(ii)the date of the movement;
(iii)the name of the consignor;
(iv)the address of the premises from which the movement started;
(v)the name of the consignee;
(vi)the address of the premises of destination;
(b)on demand by a veterinary inspector or other officer of the Secretary of State or by an inspector, produce the consignment note and allow a copy or extract to be taken.
Licences granted outside England
23. Licences granted in Scotland or Wales for activities which could be licensed in England under this Order have effect in England as if they were licences granted under this Order.
Provision of assistance
24. (1) Any person required to give reasonable assistance or information to a person acting under this Order must, unless he has reasonable cause, do so without delay.
(2) No person shall provide information which he knows to be false or misleading to a person acting under this Order.
Offences by bodies corporate
25. (1) Where a body corporate is guilty of an offence under this Order, and that offence is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of—
(a)any director, manager, secretary or other similar person of the body corporate; or
(b)any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity,
that person is guilty of the offence as well as the body corporate.
(2) For the purposes of this article, “director”, in relation to a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, means a member of the body corporate.
26. (1) This Order is enforced by the local authority.
(2) The Secretary of State may direct, in relation to cases of a particular description or to particular cases, that he will enforce this Order instead.
27. The following are revoked—
(a)the Bluetongue Order 2003 (except for article 18)(1), and
(b)the Bluetongue (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2007(2).