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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 10) Order 2001

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 10) Order 2001 and applies to Wales.

(2) Article 2(6) shall come into force on 4th September 2001 and all other provisions shall come into force on 1st September 2001.

Amendment of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983

2.—(1) The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983(1) (in this Order referred to as the “1983 Order”), in so far as it applies to Wales, is amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) In article 3(1) immediately after the definition of “highway” there shall be inserted the following—

“hunt kennel” means premises registered under article 13 of the Animal By-Products Order 1999(2) where animal by-products are fed to recognised packs of hounds;

(3) In articles 20(1), 21(1), 32(1) and 33(1) for the words “a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard” there shall be substituted the words “a slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or hunt kennel”.

(4) In articles 20(1)(a) and 32(1)(a) after the words “a knacker’s yard” there shall be inserted the words “or hunt kennel”.

(5) In article 29A(2)(a), after the words “not more than three persons” there shall be inserted the words “who are authorised by the occupier or”.

(6) In article 29A(2)(b), for the words “grouse, pheasant or partridge” there shall be substituted the words “any birds”.

(7) For article 29B there shall be substituted the following—

Markets, fairs, shows or other gatherings of animals and sales on farms

29B  No person shall—

(a)use any premises for a fair, market, show or other gathering of animals or collect or distribute animals for such an event; or

(b)hold a gathering of people on any premises in connection with the sale of any animal kept on those premises at which more than two people (other than the owner or person in charge of the animal and his or her representatives) are present, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Minister.

(8) For article 35 there shall be substituted the following—

Markets, fairs, shows or other gatherings of animals and sales on farms

35(1) No person shall—

(a)use any premises for a fair, market, show or other gathering of animals or collect or distribute animals for such an event; or

(b)hold a gathering of people on any premises in connection with the sale of any animal kept on those premises at which more than two people (other than the owner or person in charge of the animal and his or her representatives) are present, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Minister.

(2) Notwithstanding the prohibition in paragraph (1) above, the use of premises as a collecting centre may be permitted by licence issued by an inspector of the local authority, in accordance with the advice of the Chief Veterinary Officer.

Effect of amendments to Part III of the 1983 Order

3.  The reference to the provisions of Part III of the 1983 Order in article 29D(1) shall be construed as a reference to that Order as amended by this Order.

Transitional provisions

4.  Declaratory Orders made under Parts III or IIIA of the 1983 Order before this Order comes into force shall have effect so that the provisions of Parts III or IIIA of the 1983 Order as amended by this Order apply in the areas declared to be infected areas or restricted infected areas by those Declaratory Orders.

Signed on 31st August 2001 on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (3)

Carwyn Jones

Assembly Secretary

Signed on 31st August 2001

Larry Whitty

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department for Environment,

Food and Rural Affairs

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