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Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 49 – Vets, inspectors and constables.

228.Subsection (1) defines the term “veterinary surgeon”.

229.Subsection (2) provides that an “inspector” for the purposes of any provision of Part 2 of the Act, is either appointed or authorised as inspector by the Scottish Ministers, or appointed as inspector by a local authority. These inspectors will not incur civil or criminal liability for anything which they do in purported exercise of any functions conferred on them, if they have reasonable grounds for such action and act in good faith. This does not affect any liability of any other person in respect of any action undertaken (subsections (4) and (5)).

230.Subsection (7) provides that the powers in relation to inspectors and constables are set out in schedule 1 to the Act.

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