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PLANT PROTECTION ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Duties of the commissioner for agriculture.

   3.   Power to make rules for prevention or spread of pests, etc.

   4.   Duty of occupiers of land.

   5.   Right of entry and destruction of infectious articles.

   6.   Compensation.

   7.   Offences and penalties.

   8.   Power to control the importation or exportation of articles likely to spread pests or diseases.

   9.   Penalty for breach of rules and orders of an inspector.

   10.   Protection to inspectors acting under the Act.

CHAPTER 31
THE PLANT PROTECTION ACT.

Commencement: 15 July, 1937.

   An Act to make provision for the prevention of the introduction and spread of disease destructive to plants.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "animal organism" means any animal organism, in whatever stage of existence the organism may be;

   (b)   "disease" means any abnormal condition of plants, communicable or believed to be communicable by the transfer of a causative agent or by the propagation of the affected plant, which the Minister may declare, by statutory instrument, to be a disease for the purposes of this Act;

   (c)   "infected area" means any area or place in which a pest or disease exists and which has been declared by the Minister, by statutory instrument, to be an infected area for the purposes of this Act;

   (d)   "inspector" means the commissioner or deputy commissioner for agriculture, and any other person authorised in writing by the commissioner for agriculture to act as an inspector for the purposes of this Act;

   (e)   "pest" means any of the following descriptions of pests which the Minister may declare, by statutory instrument, to be a pest for the purposes of this Act—

      (i)   any animal or vegetable organism inimical to the growth or existence of living plants or injurious to plant products; and

      (ii)   any other agent capable of producing a communicable disease of plants;

   (f)   "plant" means any member of the vegetable kingdom and includes any part of a plant, whether severed from the plant or not;

   (g)   "vegetable organism" means any vegetable organism, in whatever stage of existence the organism may be.

2.   Duties of the commissioner for agriculture.

   The commissioner for agriculture shall be charged with the due administration of this Act, and every inspector shall

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