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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 2475 (W.211)

ANIMALS, WALES

ANIMAL HEALTH

The Disease Control (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2007

Made

23 August 2007

Coming into force

24 August 2007

The Welsh Ministers in exercise of the powers vested in them by section 8(1) of the Animal Health Act 1981(1), make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  The title of this Order is the Disease Control (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2007; it comes into force on 24 August 2007 and applies in relation to Wales.

Amendment

2.—(1) The Disease Control (Wales) Order 2003(2) is amended as follows.

(2) After article 3, insert —

Emergency measures

3A.(1) This article imposes interim measures and ceases to have effect on 30 September 2007.

(2) In article 4 and 5(b), the references to 6 days shall be read as references to 20 days.

(3) In the case of premises within a sole occupancy group that are 8 or more kilometres apart, paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 and paragraph 13 of Schedule 2 apply on the first occasion that an animal is moved between those premises, but cease to apply for any subsequent movement of any animal between those premises..

Jane Hutt

Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills, one of the Welsh Ministers

23 August 2007

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Disease Control (Wales) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/1966 (W.211)) to prohibit the movement of —

(a)any sheep, goats or cattle from any premises if any sheep, goats, cattle or pigs have been moved on to those premises in the previous 20 days;

(b)any pig from any premises if any cattle, goats or sheep have been moved on to the premises in the previous 20 days.

It also disapplies the exemptions from the standstill provisions for certain movements of animals between premises in a sole occupancy group that are 8 kilometres or more apart.

These amendments cease to have effect on 30 September 2007.

A regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared for this Order.

(1)

1981 c. 22. Functions of the Minister and Secretary of State transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by S.I. 1999/672 and S.I. 2004/3044. Functions of the National Assembly for Wales transferred to the Welsh Ministers by virtue of paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006.

(2)

S.I. 2003/1966 (W.211) as amended by S.I. 2006/179 (W.30) and 2006/1036 (W.106).

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