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

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15Records and returns.N.I.

(1)Every holder of a meat shipping licence shall keep such records and furnish such returns and other information as may be prescribed in relation to meat sent by him [F1 out of Northern Ireland]…

F2(2)Every licensed bacon curer and every other producer of pig products shall keep such records and furnish such returns and other information as may be prescribed, in relation to—

(a)his purchases and sales of pigs; and

(b)his production and sales of pig products;

and shall permit such records to be inspected and extracts to be taken therefrom by an authorised officer.

(3)If the holder of a meat shipping licence or a licensed bacon curer or other producer of pig products wilfully makes default in complying with this section, he shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

(4)An individual return or part of a return furnished in pursuance of this section shall not be disclosed without the authority of the person by whom the return was made, except—

(a)in so far as the disclosure is required for the purposes of a prosecution or other legal proceedings under this Act; or

(b)in so far as the disclosure is required or authorised by this Act or regulations made thereunder; [F3 or

(c)to a Department of the Government of Northern Ireland or of the United Kingdom.]

(5)Any person who, in contravention of this section, discloses any information obtained by him in the exercise of any power conferred on him or on the Ministry by or under this Act shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

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