Memorandum by the Ministry
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
2000 (S.I. 2000/1298)
1. The Committee has requested
the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to submit a memorandum
on the following question:
4(2B) of the 1974 Order [the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats
and Other Mammals) Order 1974 (SI 1974/2211)] as inserted by article
2(3) of this instrument [(SI 2000/1298)] refers to the new requirement
for a delay of six months between the taking of a blood sample
from and the importation of an animal. This requirement is stated
to be one under "sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (2A) above"
(as also inserted by article 2(3) here). Should not the reference
be to "sub-paragraph (d)" of that provision?"
2. The Ministry acknowledges
that the reference should indeed be to sub-paragraph (d) rather
than sub-paragraph (c).
3. This error has been corrected
by means of a further Order (The Pets Travel Scheme (Pilot Arrangements)
(England) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2000 (not yet numbered)), which
amends SI 2000/1298.
4. Both these Orders come into
force on the same date (5th June 2000) and arrangements have been
made with Her Majesty's Stationery Office for the corrected version
of SI 2000/1298 to be published.
5. The Ministry apologises to
the Committee for this error.
2nd June 2000