Food Act 1984

112 Local Inquiries.E+W

The appropriate Minister may cause a local inquiry to be held in any case where he is authorised by this Act—

(a)to determine any difference,

(b)to make any order,

(c)to frame any scheme,

(d)to give any consent, confirmation, sanction or approval, or

(e)otherwise to act under this Act,

and in any other case where he deems it advisable that a local inquiry should be held in relation to any matter with which this Act is concerned in any place.

This section does not apply to Parts IV and V; and in this section “the appropriate Minister”, in relation to anything authorised to be done under this Act by the Minister or the Ministers, or the Secretary of State, means that Minister or those Ministers, or the Secretary of State, as the case may be.