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

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7Provisions as to dead rabbits.N.I.

(1)The Ministry may, in connection with the sending of dead rabbits [F1 out of Northern Ireland]…F2, make regulations under this Act in regard to all or any of the following matters, that is to say:—

(a)the inspection of consignments of dead rabbits in respect of quality and soundness for food;

(b)for imposing standards for buildings and equipment and for securing their maintenance in a sound and hygienic condition;

(c)the manner of storing and packing dead rabbits, including the materials and packages to be used for such packing;

(d)the cleanliness and sterilisation of such materials and packages;

(e)the limit of weight of any one package of dead rabbits;

(f)the marking of such packages so as to indicate compliance with any such regulations.

(2)All dead rabbits sent [F1 out of Northern Ireland]…F2 shall be packed and marked in accordance with regulations made under this section but no such regulation as to the marking of packages shall be made so as to interfere with the lawful use by any person of a particular mark or brand for the purposes of his trade or business.

(3)There shall be payable to the Ministry, in respect of the inspection of dead rabbits in accordance with regulations made under sub-section (1), such fees as may be prescribed by the Ministry with the approval of the Ministry of Finance and such fees shall be payable by such persons and at such times as may be so prescribed.

(4)Every person who sends, or attempts to send, [F1 out of Northern Ireland]…F2 any dead rabbits in contravention of regulations made under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

(5)If any regulation is made as to the marking of packages under paragraph ( f) of sub-section (1), then any carrier who accepts or carries any dead rabbits to which such regulation applies, which are being or intended to be sent [F1 out of Northern Ireland]…F2 and which are not marked in accordance with that regulation, shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

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