Public Health (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

2008 CHAPTER 5

An Act to amend section 2A of the Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967.

[6th May 2008]

BE IT ENACTED by being passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly and assented to by Her Majesty as follows:

Regulations for control of certain diseases

1.—(1) Section 2A of the Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (c. 36) (power to make regulations for control of certain diseases) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (a) at the end omit “and”;

(b)after paragraph (b) insert


(c)for preventing the spread of infection or contamination by means of any vessel or aircraft leaving any place, so far as may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out any treaty, convention, arrangement or engagement with any other country,;

(c)after “under sub-paragraph (b)” insert “or (c)”.

(3) After that subsection insert—

(1A) For the purposes of subsection (1)(c) “contamination” means the presence of an infectious or toxic agent or matter on a human or animal body surface, in or on a product prepared for consumption or on other inanimate objects, including conveyances, that may constitute a public health risk..

Short title

2.  This Act may be cited as the Public Health (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.