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The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Wales) Regulations 2014

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PART 7Miscellaneous provisions

Notices

42.—(1) Any notice required or authorised to be served under these Regulations to any person may be given by—

(a)delivering it to the person;

(b)leaving it at the person’s proper address; or

(c)sending it by post to the person at that address.

(2) Any such notice may—

(a)in the case of a body corporate, be served on an officer of the body; or

(b)in the case of a limited liability partnership, be served on a partner or a person having the control or management of the partnership business.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation and section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978(1) (service of documents by post) in its application to this regulation, the proper address of any person on whom a notice is to be served is—

(a)in the case of a body corporate, the address of the registered or principal office of the body;

(b)in the case of a limited liability partnership, the address of the registered or principal office of the partnership;

(c)in the case of a person on whom the notice is served in reliance on paragraph (2), the proper address of the body corporate or partnership in question; and

(d)in any other case, the last known address of the person in question.

(4) If a person on whom a notice is to be served under these Regulations has specified an address for service of such a notice, that address is also to be treated, for the purposes of this regulation and section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978 in its application to this regulation, as that person’s proper address.

(5) If the name or address of any occupier of premises on whom a notice is to be served under these Regulations cannot, after reasonable inquiry, be ascertained, the notice may be served by leaving it conspicuously affixed to a building or object on the premises.

(6) In this regulation—

(a)“body corporate” (“corff corfforaethol”) does not include a limited liability partnership; and

(b)references to serving include references to similar expressions (such as giving or sending).

Consequential and supplementary amendments

43.  Schedule 6 (consequential and supplementary amendments) has effect.

Transitional provision: certificates

44.  Schedule 7 (transitional provisions - certificates) has effect.

Transitional provision: slaughterhouses (layout, construction and equipment)

45.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies in relation to a slaughterhouse in operation immediately before 1 January 2013, but does not apply in relation to—

(a)any new layout or construction of such a slaughterhouse (or associated lairage) brought into operation after that date; or

(b)any new equipment used in such a slaughterhouse and brought into operation after that date.

(2) In relation to a slaughterhouse to which this paragraph applies, until 8 December 2019—

(a)Article 14(1) and Annex II do not apply; and

(b)Schedule 8 applies.

Revocations

46.  The following instruments and enactments are revoked in relation to Wales—

(a)the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995(2);

(b)the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) (Amendment) Regulations 1999(3);

(c)regulation 10(3) of, and Part 3 of Schedule 8 to, the Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions and Savings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000(4); and

(d)the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2007(5).

(2)

S.I. 1995/731; relevant amending instruments, in relation to Wales, are S.I. 1999/400, 2000/656 and 2007/2461 (W.208).

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