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Poultry Improvement Act (Northern Ireland) 1968

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(1)An authorised officer shall for the purposes of this Act have power (on production, if required, of his credentials)—

(a)to enter, at any reasonable time,—

(i)any premises with respect to which an application for a poultry stock licence has been made, or

(ii)any premises with respect to which a poultry stock licence is in force, or

(iii)any premises with respect to which no poultry stock licence is in force but which he has reasonable cause to believe to be premises in which there is carried on any activity requiring such a licence by virtue of section 2;

(b)to inspect any such premises and the services and facilities available thereto and any plant, equipment, utensils, eggs or poultry, and the working procedures practised, therein, and without payment (except as provided in subsection (2)) to take reasonable samples of any eggs or poultry found in any such premises, or samples of blood or mucus of any such poultry;

(c)to inspect and take extracts from and to verify any records required to be kept by virtue of any provision of this Act.

(2)Where, under subsection (1)( b), an authorised officer takes any poultry not suffering from any illness the Ministry shall, if so requested by the owner of the poultry within fourteen days from the date on which the poultry was taken, pay to the owner a sum equivalent to the market value thereof.

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