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Agricultural Produce (Meat Regulation and Pig Industry) Act (Northern Ireland) 1962

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13General provisions as to licences, permits and registration of premises.N.I.

(1)A licence granted under this Act shall be in the prescribed form and shall, unless revoked, suspended or surrendered, remain in force for a period of twelve months from the date on which it is granted but shall be renewable annually, and the same provisions shall apply to the renewal of the licence as apply to the original granting thereof.

(2)F1 A certified copy of a licence may be issued upon payment of a fee of [F2 13p].

(3)A licence or permit granted under this Act may be revoked or suspended by the Ministry by reason of the non-compliance of the holder of the licence or permit with any of the provisions of this Act or regulations made thereunder or with any condition subject to which the licence or permit was granted.

(4)Where the Ministry revokes, suspends or refuses to renew a licence granted under [F3 sub-section (1) of] section two or section ten or cancels the registration of any premises under section three—

(a)the Ministry shall by registered post or by post by means of the recorded delivery service send notice of the revocation, suspension, refusal or cancellation to the holder of the licence or, as the case may be, the person in whose name the premises are registered and such notice shall inform that person of his right of appeal under paragraph ( b) and of the time within which the appeal may be brought;

(b)the holder of the licence or, as the case may be, the person in whose name the premises are registered may, within twenty-eight days from the date on which a notice under paragraph ( a) is received by him, appeal against such decision to the county court F4...;

(c)the licence notwithstanding the revocation, suspension or refusal to renew or, as the case may be, the registration, notwithstanding its cancellation, shall continue in force until the expiration of the time within which an appeal may be brought under paragraph ( b), or where such an appeal is brought, until the determination of the appeal;

(d)the decision of a county court on an appeal brought under paragraph ( b) shall be final.

F5[(5)Where premises registered under section 3(1A) fail to comply with the requirements of the rules of the European Economic Community on health problems affecting trade in meat between Member States of the Community, such premises shall be removed from the register.]

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