Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013
Records as regards intensive units.
20.—(1) Where an inspection is made under section 19(1)(a) , the person in charge of the intensive unit to which the inspection relates shall make or cause to be made in relation to the inspection a record of—
( a) the date and time of the inspection,
( b) the name of the person carrying out the inspection,
( c) the condition of the animals inspected,
( d) particulars of any defect in the unit which was discovered during the inspection,
( e) particulars of any steps taken to remedy the defect, and
( f) such other particulars as may be prescribed by animal health and welfare regulations.
(2) A person referred to in subsection (1) shall retain the record for a period of 3 years after its recording and produce it for inspection, on request, by an authorised officer.
(3) A record required to be maintained under this section may be maintained in non-legible form if it is capable of being reproduced in legible form if so requested by an authorised officer.
(4) A person who fails to comply with this section commits an offence.
(5) In this section “intensive unit” has the meaning assigned to it in section 19(8) .