UK Laws - Legal Portal
 
Navigation
News

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

-- Back--

Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 1020

animals, england

animal health

The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (England) (No. 3) (Amendment) Order 2007

Made

26th March 2007

Coming into force

24th April 2007

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 7 and 37 of the Animal Health Act 1981(1) and now vested in him, makes the following Order:

Title and commencement

1.   This Order may be cited as the Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (England) (No. 3) (Amendment) Order 2007 and comes into force on 24th April 2007.

Amendment

2.   The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (England) (No.3) Order 2003(2) is amended as follows--

(a) in article 3, after paragraph (1), insert--

" (1A) This article shall not apply in the circumstances set out in Schedule 1A. " ;

(b) in article 3, omit paragraph (6);

(c) insert the following Schedule--



Article 3(1A)

" SCHEDULE 1A Circumstances in which article 3 shall not apply

<<<< >>>>

Journeys made within a single farming enterprise

1.   The transport of animals within a single farming enterprise in one ownership.

Journeys between the same two points

2. --(1) The transport of animals--

(a) between the same two points;

(b) over the course of a single day; and

(c) in a means of transport used exclusively for that purpose,

if article 3 is complied with in relation to the first and last journeys of the day.

(2) In this paragraph, the transport of animals takes place over the course of a single day even if--

(a) the last journey is begun but not completed on the day in question; and

(b) in the case of a hoofed animal which has been participating in an event taking place during, or continuing into, the evening of the day in question, the last journey begins as soon as practicable after the end of that event, whether or not it begins before midnight.

(3) This paragraph shall not apply to journeys between two sets of sale premises.

Journeys to and from livestock shows

3.   The transport of animals from their premises of origin to a livestock show and back, in circumstances other than those set out in paragraph 2, if--

(a) the means of transport used to transport those animals goes directly from the premises of origin to the show and does not leave the show before the return journey;

(b) the only animals on the means of transport at the show are the animals it transported to the show;

(c) the means of transport is only used to transport on the return journey animals that were transported in it to the show; and

(d) the means of transport is returned from the show directly to the premises of origin.

Temporary unloading

4.   Where animals have been unloaded from a means of transport solely to be fed or watered, or for some other temporary purpose, and then reloaded. " .

Ben Bradshaw

Minister of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

26th March 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (England) (No.3) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/1724) so that--

(a) the cleansing and disinfection requirements of article 3 of that Order do not apply to certain journeys made within a single farming enterprise, between the same two points and to and from livestock shows; and

(b) the obligation in article 3(6) of that Order to remove from the means of transport any animal that dies during transportation, and any soiled litter and excreta, is removed.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

( 1 )

1981 c. 22; see section 86(1) for definitions of "the Minister" and "the Ministers". Functions of "the Ministers", so far as exercisable in relation to England, were transferred to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by the Transfer of Functions (Agriculture and Food) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3141) and functions of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food were transferred to the Secretary of State by article 2 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/794). Back [1]

( 2 )

S.I. 2003/1724 as amended by S.I. 2006/3260. Back [2]

-- Back--

<<<< >>>>

Stat




Search
Popular article
Advert