HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc32-3W
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.

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