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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954

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SECOND SCHEDULEAdaptations of Diseases of Animals Act, 1950, to Air Transport

1(1)The expressions " by water" in paragraph (iii) of subsection (1) of section twenty-one and " by sea " in paragraph (b) of section twenty-three of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1950 (hereinafter referred to as " the 1950 Act"), shall include " by air ".

(2)The reference to " coasting vessels " in paragraph (ii) of section twenty of the 1950 Act and the reference to " inland transit" in paragraph (x) of that section shall apply to the case where an aircraft is engaged in a journey or a part of a journey beginning and ending in Great Britain.

(3)The expression " master " in the 1950 Act shall, in relation to an aircraft, mean the pilot or other person having the command or charge of the aircraft.

2(1)Section twenty-four of the 1950 Act (which, for the purpose of preventing the introduction of disease into Great Britain, enables the landing of animals, carcasses etc. to be prohibited by order) shall apply to the importation in an aircraft of animals and other things not landed from the aircraft as it applies in relation to their landing from an aircraft.

(2)If an animal or other thing is imported in an aircraft in contravention of an order made by virtue of the foregoing sub-paragraph, then (without prejudice to the liability therefor of any other person under section seventy-eight of the 1950 Act) the person for the time being having possession and control of the aircraft, as owner, hirer or otherwise, shall be guilty of an offence against the 1950 Act.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of section thirty-three of the 1950 Act, provision may be made by orders under it for prescribing the aerodromes which alone may be used by aircraft carrying imported animals, as well as the aerodromes at which alone imported animals may be landed.

3Section thirty-nine of the 1950 Act (which provides that in certain circumstances a horse injured on board a vessel while being exported shall be slaughtered, and that vessels shall carry proper killing instruments) shall not impose on the pilot or other person having the command or charge of an aircraft an obligation to 'cause a horse to be slaughtered.

4In relation to aircraft the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries may, by an order under the 1950 Act, adapt section six hundred and ninety-two of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, as applied in the case of the detention of a vessel under section seventy-four of the 1950 Act, or may make such other provision instead of it as he thinks expedient.

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