164. Inspection of farm premises.

An inspector1 may carry out an inspection in order to:


    (1)     check compliance with regulations to promote the welfare of animals2 which relate to animals bred or kept for farming purposes; or


    (2)     ascertain whether any offence under or by virtue of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 has been or is being committed in relation to such animals3.

An inspector may enter premises4 which he reasonably believes to be premises on which animals are bred or kept for farming purposes in order to carry out such an inspection5, but this does not authorise entry to any part of premises which