Animal Health Act 1981 (Amendments) Regulations 1992

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1992/3293

1992 No. 3293


The Animal Health Act 1981 (Amendments) Regulations 1992

Made 23th December 1992

Laid before Parliament 30th December 1992

Coming into force 1st January 1993

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secreatry of State being Ministers designated1for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19722in relation to the common agricultural policy of the Economic Community, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the said section 2(2), hereby makes the following Regulations:

S-1 Title and commencement

Title and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Animal Health Act 1981 (Amendments) Regulations 1992 and shall come into force on 1st January 1993.

S-2 Amendment of the Animal Health Act 1981

Amendment of the Animal Health Act 1981

2. After section 64 of the Animal Health Act 19813there shall be added the following new section—


Powers of inspectors relating to Community obligations

64A. In addition to the powers conferred by sections 63 and 64, an inspector (on producing, if required to do so, some duly authenticated document showing his authority) may at all reasonable hours—

(a) enter—

(i) any land, building, or other place, or

(ii) any vessel, boat, aircraft, hovercraft or vehicle of any other description,

for the purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of any order made under this Act in implementation of any Community obligation have been or are being complied with, and

(b) carry out such inspetions (including inspection of documents) as may be necessary for that purpose.”

John Selwyn Gummer

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Hector Munro

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotiish Office

23rd December 1992

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Animal Health Act 1981 so as to provide powers of entry for inspectors to carry out health, welfare, documentary and other checks required by Community obligations, for example by Council Directives 90/667/EEClaying down veterinary rules for the disposal and processing of animal waste (OJ L363, 27.12.90, p.51) and 91/628/EECon the protection of animals in transport (OJ L340, 11.12.91, p.17).

(1) S.I.1972/1811.
(3) 1981 c. 22; relevant amendments are to be found in the Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984 (c. 40) and the Local Government Act (c.51).

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