http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/bse/tsereg2002.pdf

TSE monitoring

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(g) serve a notice to restrict or prohibit the movement of any TSE

susceptible animal or the carcase of such an animal;

(h) issue a licence in connection with the movement of any TSE

susceptible animal or the carcase of such an animal;

(i) seize any TSE susceptible animal or the carcase of such an animal;

(j) serve any notice in connection with the slaughter of any TSE

susceptible animal;

(k) slaughter any TSE susceptible animal;

(l) examine any record, in whatever form the record may be held, and

take copies of the record;

(m) have access to, and check the operation of, any computer and any

associated apparatus or material which is or has been used in

connection with any record; and for this purpose may require any

person who has charge of or who is otherwise concerned with the

operation of the computer, apparatus or material to afford to him

such assistance as he may reasonably require and, where a record

is kept by means of a computer, may require the records to be

produced in a form in which they may be taken away; or

(n) ascertain whether there is or has been any contravention of, or

failure to comply with, this Part of these Regulations or any

evidence of any such contravention or failure.

(3) No person except an inspector shall remove or otherwise interfere with any

mark applied to a TSE susceptible animal or the carcase of such an animal under

paragraph (2)(f) above and no person except a veterinary inspector shall remove

or otherwise interfere with any electronic identification device attached to or

otherwise administered to such an animal under that paragraph.

(4) If a justice of the peace, on sworn information in writing, is satisfied that

there is reasonable ground for an inspector to enter any premises (excluding

premises used only as a dwelling) for any purpose mentioned in paragraph (2)

above and that either –

(a) admission to the premises has been refused, or a refusal is

expected, and that notice of the intention to apply for a warrant has

been given to the occupier of the premises; or

(b) an application for admission, or the giving of such a notice, would

defeat the object of the entry, or that the case is one of urgency, or

that the premises are unoccupied or the occupier is absent,

he may issue a warrant to authorise an inspector to enter the premises for that

purpose, if need be by reasonable force.

(5) The occupier of premises entered by an inspector under this regulation or

by virtue of a warrant issued under it, and his employees and any person on the

premises who is or has been in possession or charge of any animal or carcase

which is or has been on the premises, shall –

<P>(a) provide such reasonable facilities and reasonable assistance to the

inspector and comply with such reasonable requirements as the

inspector considers necessary for any purpose connected with the

administration or enforcement of the annual programme of

monitoring referred to in Article 6 of the Community TSE

Regulation; and (b) if required by an inspector, give such information as he possesses

as to –

(i) any animal or carcase which is or has been on the premises;

(ii) any other animal or carcase with which any animal or

carcase which is or has been on the premises may have

come into contact; and

(iii) the location and movement of any animal or carcase which

is or has been in his possession or charge.

(6) An inspector entering any premises by virtue of this regulation, or of a

warrant issued under it may take with him –

(a) such other persons as he considers necessary to give him such

assistance as he considers necessary; and

(b) a representative of the European Commission acting for the

purpose of the Community TSE Regulation or the Community

Transitional Measures or any Community legislation referred to in

that Regulation or those Measures.

(7) If an inspector enters any unoccupied premises he shall leave them as

effectively secured against unauthorised entry as he found them.