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Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Rats and Mice

    1. 1. Local authorities for the purposes of Part I.

    2. 2. Duties of local authorities.

    3. 3. Obligation of occupiers of land to notify local authority of rats and mice.

    4. 4. Power of local authority to require action.

    5. 5. Remedies for failure to comply with notice under s. 4.

    6. 6. Additional powers of local authorities in relation to groups of premises.

    7. 7. Recovery of expenses under s. 5 or s. 6.

    8. 8. Provisions as to threshing and dismantling of ricks.

    9. 9. Power of local authority to require information as to interests in land.

    10. 10. Authentication of documents, service of notices, etc.

    11. 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    12. 12. Powers of Minister with respect to functions of local authorities.

  3. Part II Infestation of Food

    1. 13. Obligation of certain undertakers to give notice of occurrence of infestation.

    2. 14. Power of Minister to give directions to certain undertakers for preventing or mitigating infestation.

    3. 15. Appeal against directions under s. 14.

    4. 16. Powers of Minister in case of failure to comply with directions.

    5. 17. Offences against Part II.

    6. 18. Power of Minister to delegate to local authorities.

  4. Part III Supplemental

    1. 19. Control of methods of destruction of pests, &c.

    2. 20. Amendment of Agriculture Act, 1947.

    3. 21. Regulations.

    4. 22. Powers of entry.

    5. 23. Application to shipping and aircraft.

    6. 24.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 25. Compensation of officers.

    8. 26. Legal proceedings.

    9. 27. Financial provisions.

    10. 28. Interpretation.

    11. 29. Application to Northern Ireland.

    12. 30. Short title, repeal and commencement.

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