74 Recommendation to Minister

(1)

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee must, as soon as reasonably practicable after the closing date for the receipt of submissions in relation to a draft code of welfare, decide whether or not to recommend to the Minister the issue of the code.

(2)

The Committee’s recommendations must be accompanied by a report setting out—

(a)

the reasons for the Committee’s recommendation; and

(b)

the nature of any significant differences of opinion about the code, or any provision of it, that have been shown by the submissions; and

(c)

the nature of any significant differences of opinion about the code, or any provision of it, that have occurred within the Committee; and

(d)

if applicable, those matters contained in, or related to, the code that the Committee considers should be dealt with by regulations under this Act.

(3)

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee must send to the person who prepared the draft code a copy of its decision and a copy of the report made under subsection (2).

Section 74(2)(c): amended, on 10 May 2015, by section 32(1) of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 49).

Section 74(2)(d): inserted, on 10 May 2015, by section 32(2) of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 49).