Clause 22 - Inspections in connection with licences

Part of Animal Welfare Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:15 pm ar 24 Ionawr 2006.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 6:15, 24 Ionawr 2006

The Minister’s explanation has been helpful and has clarified matters. He will accept that spot inspections are often carried out under legislation. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 includes such a provision. Would he accept that, under certain circumstances, it is important that inspections can take place without notice and that that is currently prohibited under clause 22 as I read it?