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The Horse Passports (Wales) Regulations 2005

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20.—(1) An inspector shall, on producing a duly authenticated document showing his or her authority, have a right at all reasonable hours, to enter any premises (excluding any premises not containing any horse and used only as a dwelling) for the purpose of administering and enforcing these Regulations; and in this regulation “premises” includes any vehicle or container.

(2) An inspector may —

(a)require the production of a passport;

(b)carry out any inquiries;

(c)have access to, and inspect and copy any records (in whatever form they are held) kept under these Regulations;

(d)remove such records to enable them to be copied;

(e)have access to, inspect and check the operation of any computer and any associated apparatus or material that is or has been in use in connection with the records; and for this purpose may require any person having charge of, or otherwise concerned with the operation of, the computer, apparatus or material to afford him or her such assistance as he or she may reasonably require and, where a record is kept by means of a computer, may require the records to be produced in a form in which they may be taken away;

(f)mark any animal or other thing for identification purposes; and

(g)take with him or her —

(i)such other persons as that inspector considers necessary; and

(ii)any representative of the European Commission properly interested in the administration of these Regulations.

(3) No person may deface, obliterate or remove any mark applied under paragraph (2) except under the written authority of an inspector.

(4) If an inspector enters any unoccupied premises the inspector must leave them as effectively secured against unauthorised entry as he or she found them.

(5) In this regulation “inspector” means a person appointed as such by a local authority or the National Assembly for the enforcement of these Regulations.

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