Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013


Proof and authentication of certain documents.

62.—(1) Without prejudice to the Criminal Evidence Act 1992, a copy of a record which has endorsed on it a certificate purporting to be signed by a person (authorised by the Minister in that behalf) stating that the copy is a true copy of the record may, without proof of signature (including an electronic signature) of that person, be produced in every court and in all legal proceedings and is evidence, unless the contrary is shown, of the record.

(2) A copy of an animal health and welfare notice, a fixed payment notice, a direction or requirement in writing of an authorised officer or a licence, permit, approval or authorisation under animal health and welfare regulations shall be authenticated by the signature of the person issuing it. An electronic signature (within the meaning of section 2 of the Electronic Commerce Act 2000) may be used for such authentication.