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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 3) Order 2001

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 968 (W.46)

ANIMALS, WALES

ANIMAL HEALTH

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 3) Order 2001

Made at:

6.00 p.m. on 14th March 2001

Coming into force at:

7.00 p.m. on 14th March 2001

The National Assembly for Wales and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, acting jointly in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 1 and 8 of the Animal Health Act 1981(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, make the following Order:

Title, application and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 3) Order 2001; it extends to Wales and shall come into force on 14th March 2001 at 7.00 pm.

Amendment to the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983

2.—(1) The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983(2) in so far it applies to Wales, shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this article.

(2) In paragraph (1) of article 3 (Interpretation), after the definition of “suspected animal” there shall be inserted the following definition—

  • “trunk road” shall have the same meaning as in section 329(1) of the Highways Act 1980(3);.

(3) For paragraph 1(a) of article 8 (Restrictions to operate immediately on certification of suspected case of disease) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(a)the movement is through the area by railway, motorway or trunk road and the animal is not unloaded within the area; or.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(4)

Signed at 6.00 p.m. on 14th March 2001

D. Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

Signed at 5.35 p.m. 3on 14th March 2001

Helene Hayman

Minister of State Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which applies to Wales, amends the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1950, as amended) to allow movements through an area under the restrictions of a Form C Notice by railway, motorway or trunk road provided the animals are not unloaded in the area under restriction.

(1)

1981 c. 22. See section 86(1) for the definitions of “the Ministers” and “the Minister”. Functions of “the Ministers”, so far as exercisable by the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to Wales, were transferred to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by the Transfer of Functions (Agriculture and Food) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3141). Functions of “the Ministers”, so far as exercisable by the Secretary of State for Wales in relation to Wales, were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).

(2)

S.I. 1983/1950, as amended by S.I. 1993/3119, S.I. 1995/2922 and, as regards Wales, S.I. 2001/572 and S.I. 2001/658 (W.33).

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