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The Organic Farming Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Duty to permit entry and inspection

15.—(1)  An applicant shall permit an authorised person, accompanied by such other persons acting under such instructions as appear to that authorised person to be necessary for the purpose, at all reasonable hours and on production of evidence of his or her authority, if so required, to enter upon any part of the applicant’s holding for the purposes of—

(a)inspecting any land forming part of an organic unit or any document or record in the possession or under the control of the applicant relating to, or which the authorised person may reasonably suspect relates to, any document referred to in regulation 9, with a view to verifying the accuracy of any particulars given in it, or in relation to it; or

(b)ascertaining whether the applicant has duly complied with any undertaking given or (by virtue of regulation 13) to be treated as given by the applicant under these Regulations.

(2) An applicant shall render all reasonable assistance to an authorised person in relation to the matters mentioned in paragraph (1) above and in particular shall—

(a)produce such document or record as may be required by the authorised person for inspection; and

(b)accompany the authorised person, if so requested, in making an inspection of any land and identify any area of land to which any application or any undertaking relates.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall apply in relation to a beneficiary as they apply in relation to an applicant.

(4) Save in so far as is reasonably required for the purposes of inspecting a document or record as mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to any part of the holding which comprises a private dwelling.

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