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The Animal By-Products (Wales) Regulations 2006

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46.—(1) An inspector must, on producing, if so required, some duly authenticated document showing the inspector’s authority, have a right at all reasonable hours, to enter any land or premises (including any domestic premises if they are being used for any purpose in connection with the Community Regulation or these Regulations) for the purpose of ensuring that the Community Regulation and these Regulations are being complied with; and in this regulation “premises”includes any vehicle or container.

(2) An inspector may–

(a)seize any animal by-products and dispose of them as necessary;

(b)carry out any inquiries, examinations and tests;

(c)take any samples;

(d)have access to, and inspect and copy any records (in whatever form they are held) kept under these Regulations or the Community Regulation, or 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 which 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 the inspector such assistance as the inspector may reasonably require (including providing the inspector with any necessary passwords) 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, animal by-product or other thing for identification purposes; and

(g)take with him or her–

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

(ii)any representative of the European Commission acting for the purpose of the Community Regulation.

(3) Any person who defaces, obliterates or removes any mark applied under paragraph (2) is guilty of an offence.

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

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