The Specified Bovine Material (No. 3) (Amendment) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-12-17

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 3185

ANIMALS
ANIMAL HEALTH
The Specified Bovine Material (No. 3) (Amendment) Order 1996

Made
17th December 1996

Coming into force
24th January 1997

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 1 and 8(1) of the Animal Health Act 1981(1), as applied by the Zoonoses Order 1988(2), and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 11 of that Act, and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:–

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Specified Bovine Material (No. 3) (Amendment) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 24th January 1997.

Amendment of the Specified Bovine Material (No. 3) Order 1996

2.—(1) In Article 2(1) of the Specified Bovine Material (No. 3) Order 1996(3) the definition of scheme animal shall be replaced by the following definition–

““scheme animal” means a bovine animal–

(a)
which has been slaughtered pursuant to the purchase scheme introduced under Commission Regulation (EC) No. 716/96(4) adopting exceptional support measures for the beef market in the United Kingdom; or

(b)
which, being an animal which has been exposed to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the Minister has caused to be slaughtered under section 32(1) of the Animal Health Act 1981.”.

Angela Browning
Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
16th December 1996

Lindsay
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Scottish Office
16th December 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jonathan Grans
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Welsh Office
17th December1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends the definition of “scheme animal” in Article 2 of the Specified Bovine Material (No. 3) Order 1996 with the effect that the various requirements of that Order regarding the separation of specified bovine material and other animal parts, which are already disapplied in relation to the carcases of animals slaughtered pursuant to the purchase scheme introduced under Commission Regulation (EC) No. 716/96, are now similarly disapplied in relation to the carcases of animals slaughtered under section 32 of the Animal Health Act 1981 as animals exposed to the infection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.


(1)
1981 c. 22. See section 86(1) for a definition of “the Ministers” and “the Minister”.

(2)
S.I. 1988/2264, by virtue of which bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been designated as a disease of animals which constitutes a risk within section 29 of the Animal Health Act 1981. The Order applies sections 1 and 8(1) of the 1981 Act in relation to that disease.

(3)
S.I. 1996/1941.

(4)
OJ No. L99, 19.4.96, p. 14, to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.
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