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The Mandatory Use of Closed Circuit Television in Slaughterhouses (England) Regulations 2018

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5.—(1) An inspector who has entered premises for the purposes of executing and enforcing the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 or the EU Regulation may for those purposes, or the purposes of executing and enforcing these Regulations—

(a)inspect a CCTV system referred to in regulation 3 on those premises and any images or information obtained by such a CCTV system;

(b)seize or take a copy of any images or information obtained by such a CCTV system;

(c)seize any CCTV equipment, including computers and associated equipment, installed as part of such a CCTV system which does not comply with regulation 3(2)(a), for the purposes of copying images or information;

(d)require any person to provide access to a CCTV system referred to in regulation 3 on request for the purposes of viewing images and information obtained by that system;

(e)require any person to produce or make available for inspection any images or information retained and stored as required by regulation 4 on request;

(f)make any enquiries, and take recordings or photographs;

(g)require the production of any document or record without delay and inspect and take a copy of or extract from such document or record; and

(h)require any person to provide such assistance, information, facilities or equipment as is reasonable, without delay.

(2) An inspector must—

(a)as soon as reasonably practicable, provide to the person appearing to be responsible for any items that the inspector seizes under paragraph (1) a written receipt identifying those items; and

(b)as soon as reasonably practicable after deciding that those items are no longer required, return them to that person, apart from those to be used as evidence in court proceedings.

(3) Where an inspector has seized items under paragraph (1) for use in evidence in court proceedings and—

(a)it is subsequently decided—

(i)that no court proceedings are to be brought; or

(ii)that those items are no longer needed as evidence in court proceedings; or

(b)the court proceedings are completed and no order in relation to those items has been made by the court,

an inspector must return the items to the person appearing to be responsible for them as soon as is reasonably practicable.

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