§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police authorities have responsibility for diseases of animals legislation under the Diseases of Animals Act; and if he will list the police authorities concerned.
§ Mr. Hurd
The Animal Health Act 1981 places a duty on all police forces to enforce the Act and orders made under it. This duty is also placed on local authorities, which in practice have the main enforcement role.