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Plant Health Act 1967

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1 Objects of Act and competent authorities under it.E+W+S

(1)This Act shall have effect for the control . . . F1of pests and diseases injurious to agricultural or horticultural crops, or to trees or bushes, and in the following provisions of this Act—

(a)references to pests are to be taken as references to insects, bacteria, fungi and other vegetable or animal organisms, viruses and all other agents causative of any transmissible disease of agricultural or horticultural crops or of trees or bushes, and also as including references to pests in any stage of existence;

(b)references to a crop are to be taken as including references to trees and bushes.

(2)The competent authorities for purposes of this Act shall be—

(a)as regards the protection of forest trees and timber from attack by pests, the Forestry Commissioners (“timber” for this purpose including all forest products); and

(b)otherwise, for England and Wales the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and for Scotland the Secretary of State.

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P1For exercises of power see Index to Government Orders.

P2S. 1(2)(a): s. 2 (with ss. 1(2)(a), 3(1) and 4A) power exercised by S.I.1991/2523.

P3Ss. 2, 3(1)(2) (with s. 1(2)(b)): power exercised by S.I. 1991/240

P4S. 1(2)(b): s. 1(2)(b) (with s. 4A) power exercised by S.I. 1991/1640

P5S. 1(2)(b): s. 2 (with ss. 1(2)(b) and 3(1)) power exercised by S.I. 1991/1777.

P6S. 1(2)(b): s. 3(1) (with ss. 1(2)(b), 3(2)(4) and 4(1)) power exercised (S.) by S.I. 1991/1905.

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