403. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

Provision is made for the administration and enforcement of European legislation1 in relation to certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies ('TSE')2. The Secretary of State must be notified of any animal suspected of being infected with a TSE3.

Detailed requirements are set down in relation to:

(1)     TSE monitoring, approval of laboratories and compensation payable to the occupier of the slaughterhouse4;

(2)     the control of TSE in bovine animals and the compensation payable to the owner for any bovine animal killed5;

(3)     the control TSE in sheep and goats and the compensation payable to the owner for any ovine or caprine animal killed and for