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1st March 2010
Coming into force
6th April 2010
The Secretary of State is, in relation to England, the appropriate national authority for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by section 13(2), (7) and (10) of and Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 1 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006(1), and makes the following Regulations in exercise of those powers.
In accordance with section 13(9) of that Act, the Secretary of State has consulted such persons appearing to the Secretary of State to represent interests with which these Regulations are concerned as the Secretary of State considered appropriate.
In accordance with section 61(2) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.
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