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The Veterinary Surgeons’ Qualifications (European Recognition) Regulations 2008

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Amendment of section 27 (interpretation)E+W+S+NI

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15.—(1) Amend section 27(1) as follows.

(2) For the definition of “Commonwealth qualification” substitute—

“Commonwealth qualification” means a qualification granted in a place that is not within a relevant European State but is within the Commonwealth;.

(3) For the definition of “foreign qualification” substitute—

“foreign qualification” means a qualification granted in a place that is neither within a relevant European State nor within the Commonwealth;.

(4) Omit the definition of “member State”.

(5) Omit the definition of “national”.

(6) In the appropriate places, insert—

“Community rights entitled person” means—

(a)

a national of a relevant European State other than the United Kingdom;

(b)

a person who falls to be treated as a national of the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Community Treaties and who is seeking access to, or is pursuing, the profession of veterinary surgeon by virtue of an enforceable Community right; or

(c)

a person who is not a national of a relevant European State but who is, by virtue of any enforceable Community right, entitled to be treated, for the purposes of access to and pursuit of the profession of veterinary surgeon, no less favourably than a national of a relevant European State,

but does not include a person who, by virtue of Article 2 of Protocol No. 3 (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) to the Treaty of Accession, is not to benefit from Community provisions relating to the free movement of persons and services;;;

“competent authority” (except in section 1A(1), (5) and (9)) means, in relation to a relevant European State, any authority or body designated in that State as a competent authority for the purposes of Directive 2005/36/EC as concerns veterinary surgery;;

“Directive 2005/36/EC” means Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications, as amended from time to time;; and

“relevant European State” means EEA state;.

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