Section 9 – Specified diseases
37.Section 9 of the Act (inserting section 28I and Schedule 2B into the 1981 Act) relates to the new offence of deliberate infection of animals under section 10 of the Act and the making of an emergency biosecurity order under section 6D (inserted by section 4 of the Act). Schedule 2B lists fast spreading diseases, whilst section 28I allows that list of diseases to be modified by order. An order under section 28I would cease to have effect at the end of 28 days beginning with the date on which it was made unless, before the expiry of that period, the order had been approved by the Scottish Parliament. An order made under subsection (2) must include a statement of the reasons giving rise to the need for that order.