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The Horse Passports (Wales) Regulations 2005

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22.—(1) It shall be an offence for any person or organisation to fail to comply with —

(a)regulation 3(3) (issue of a document purporting to be a passport);

(b)regulation 6(2) (applying for more than one passport for a horse);

(c)regulation 7 (time limits for obtaining a passport);

(d)regulation 12(1) (bringing a horse into Wales);

(e)regulation 13(1), 13(2) or 13(3) (signing the declaration relating to slaughter for human consumption);

(f)regulation 14(1) (alteration of a passport) or 14(2) (possession of a document purporting to be a passport);

(g)regulation 15(1) (application for a replacement passport);

(h)regulation 16 (restrictions on the use of a horse without a passport);

(i)regulation 17 (administration of veterinary medicinal products);

(j)regulation 18 (duties on owners);

(k)regulation 19 (slaughter for human consumption);

(l)regulation 21 (obstruction).

(2) Where a body corporate is guilty of an offence under these Regulations, and that offence is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of —

(a)any director, manager, secretary or other similar person of the body corporate, or

(b)any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity,

that director, manager, secretary or person as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of the offence and may be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2), “director”, in relation to a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, means a member of the body corporate.

(4) Where an organisation that is not a body corporate is guilty of an offence under these Regulations, and that offence is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of any officer of that organisation, that officer, as well as the organisation, shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

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