Abattoirs Act, 1988

Grant or renewal of abattoir licence.

11.—(1) The Minister shall, following consultation with the local authority in whose functional area an abattoir is situate, if he is satisfied that the applicant—

(a) is a fit and proper person to hold an abattoir licence, and

(b) has, in relation to the abattoir concerned, complied with the provisions of—

(i) the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1935 , and

(ii) this Act and the Regulations made thereunder,

grant or, as the case may be, renew an abattoir licence.

(2) An abattoir licence may contain a condition limiting the class or number of animals that may be slaughtered in the abattoir to which it relates, or in such part of such abattoir as may be specified.

(3) The Minister may assign to each abattoir in respect of which a licence is granted under this Act a distinctive number or letter, or number and letter.