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The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers' Shops) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2000

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers' Shops) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force as follows—

(a)regulations 1 and 5 on 31 December 2000

(b)regulations 2, 3 and 4 on 30 June 2001

(2) These Regulations apply to Wales only.

(3) In these Regulations “the general Regulations” means the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995(1).

Amendment of regulation 3(1)

2.  In regulation 3(1) of the general Regulations (application of provisions of the general Regulations), for the words “regulations 4 and 5” there shall be substituted the words “regulations 4, 4A and 5”.

Insertion of regulation 4A and Schedule 1A

3.—(1) After regulation 4 of the general Regulations there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Licences for butchers' shops

4A.  Schedule 1A (provisions relating to the licensing of butchers' shops) shall have effect..

(2) After Schedule 1 to the general Regulations there shall be inserted as Schedule 1A the provisions set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Amendment of regulation 6(1)

4.  In regulation 6(1) (offences and penalties) of the general Regulations after “or 5,” there shall be inserted “or paragraph 2 of Schedule 1A”.

Transitional provision

5.—(1) Before regulations 2, 3 and 4 above come into force—

(a)persons may apply for licences as if those regulations were in force by submitting applications which comply with Schedule 1A to the general Regulations, as set out in the Schedule to these Regulations;

(b)food authorities—

(i)shall determine any such applications which they receive, give notices of determinations and, where appropriate, issue licences; and

(ii)may suspend or revoke any licence issued in respect of such an application and take any steps which they consider appropriate for the purposes of making determinations in relation to such applications and licences (including the inspection of premises and the receipt of charges),

as if the said Schedule 1A were in force;

(2) Any licence granted by a food authority pursuant to such an application shall, subject to paragraph 10 of Schedule 1A, remain in force for a period of one year commencing with the later of the date on which it is issued or 30 June 2001.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(2)

D. Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

19th December 2000

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