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Anthrax Prevention Act 1919

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1Power to prohibit the importation of goods infected with anthrax.

(1)His Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for preventing the importation into the United Kingdom, either absolutely or except at any specified ports and subject to any specified conditions as to disinfection and otherwise, of goods infected, or likely to be infected, with anthrax (in this Act referred to as " infected goods ").

(2)An Order under this section may contain a declaration that goods of any specified class which are of any specified origin, or are exported from or through any specified country or place, are goods likely to be infected with anthrax, and any such declaration shall be conclusive for all purposes.

(3)Any Order made under this section may be revoked or varied by any subsequent Order.

(4)An Order in Council under this Act may apply, as respects any goods specified in the Order, any of the provisions (including penal provisions) of the Customs (Consolidation) Act, 1876, or any Act amending or extending that Act, with respect to goods whereof the importation is prohibited under those Acts, with such modifications as appear necessary or expedient, and in particular with the substitution of Secretary of State for the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, and of persons appointed by the Secretary of State for officers of Customs and Excise.

(5)In this section the expression " specified " means specified in an Order made under this section.

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