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Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the Decision” means the Commission Decision of 21st February 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom (not yet published in the Official Journal);

“inspector” means a person appointed to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations by the Minister (in England), the National Assembly for Wales (in Wales), Scottish Ministers (in Scotland) or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (in Northern Ireland) or a local authority, and includes a veterinary inspector;

“meat products” means meat products as defined in Article 2 of Council Directive 77/99/EEC on health problems affecting the production and marketing of meat products and certain other products of animal origin(1);

“Minister” means the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;

“milk” and “milk products” have the meaning given in Article 1 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1255/1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products(2);

“veterinary inspector” means a person appointed as a veterinary inspector by the Minister (in England), the National Assembly for Wales (in Wales), the Scottish Ministers (in Scotland) or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (in Northern Ireland).

(1)

O.J. No. L26, 31.1.1977, p. 85 as last amended by Directive 92/45/EEC (O.J. L268, 14.9.1992, p. 35).

(2)

O.J. No. L160, 26.6.1999, p. 48.