§ (1) Where the Department are satisfied that there are noxious weeds growing upon any land, they may serve upon the occupier of the land a notice in writing requiring him to cut down, eradicate, and destroy those weeds in the manner and within the time specified in the notice.
§ (2) If any occupier upon whom a notice is served under this section fails to carry out the requirements of the notice within the time therein specified, he shall be guilty of an offence under this Act, and shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding, for the first offence, ten pounds, and for the second or any subsequent offence, twenty pounds.
§ Mr. FORSTER
I should like to move the Amendment standing in the name of the hon. Member for North Meath (Mr. P. White), to leave out the words "eradicate and destroy." Does the Vice-President of the Board of Agriculture consent to the elimination of the word "eradicate"?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
Yes. I move to leave out the words "eradicate, and" and to insert instead thereof the word "or."
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Further Amendment made: In Subsection (2), to leave out the word "ten" ["ten pounds"] and to insert instead thereof the word "five."—(Mr. T. W. Russell.)
§ Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill," put and agreed to.