Memorandum by the
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food
The Bovines and Bovine
Products Trade Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/1103)
1. The Committee has requested
a memorandum on the following point on these Regulations:
is nothing in the opening words of regulation 13(2) which indicates
who is to be responsible for compliance with the requirements
of sub-paragraphs (a)(c). Indicate who the responsible
person is intended to be."
2. The person responsible
for compliance with these requirements is intended to be the operator
of "the establishment" referred to in these opening
words. This is an establishment approved under regulation 12.
This is clear from the heading and from the other provisions of
the regulation which impose duties on operators. However the Ministry
agrees that an express reference to such operators in the opening
words of regulation 13(2) should have been made to make this clear;
its omission was a mistake. The Ministry will seek to amend the
Regulations in so far as they apply in England to include such
a reference at the earliest possible opportunity.
17th May 1999