Powers of inspectors

24.—(1) The following provisions of the Act apply as if these Regulations were an Order made under the Act and as if the definition of poultry in section 87(4) of the Act were extended to include all birds–

(a)section 63 (general powers of inspectors);

(b)section 64A (powers of inspectors relating to Community obligations); and

(c)section 65(1) to (3) (power to detain vessels and aircraft).

(2) An inspector may mark any bird or other thing for identification purposes.

(3) Any person who defaces, obscures or removes any mark applied under paragraph (2) shall be guilty of an offence.