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Agriculture: Movement of Animals

Volume 697: debated on Monday 17 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether paragraph 5(3) of the Movement of Animals (Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Order 2007 (SI 2007/2809) is intended to cover premises under the same ownership; and, if so, whether premises under the same ownership separated by a public highway that is on the limit of the temporary control area are included. [HL797]

Article 5(3) of the Movement of Animals (Restrictions) (England) Order 2002 (SI 2002/3229), as amended by the Movement of Animals (Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Order 2007) (“the order”), provides for any premises which are partly inside and partly outside a temporary control area to be deemed wholly within that area. The order defines premises as including land with or without buildings.

The extent of a premises depends on a number of practical factors for the purposes of disease control, but not on the ownership of the land. The movement of animals will usually be from one premises to another premises. In this context, different parcels of land, separated by other parcels of land, are defined as different premises.