Destructive Insects and Pests Act 1907

Destructive Insects and Pests Act, 1907

(7 Edw. 7.) CHAPTER 4.

An Act to extend the Destructive Insects Act, 1877, to all Pests destructive to Crops, Trees, or Bushes.

[4th July 1907]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Extension of 40 & 41 Vict. c. 68 to all pests.

1 Extension of 40 & 41 Vict. c. 68 to all pests.

(1) The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries may, for the purpose of preventing the introduction into Great Britain of any insect, fungus, or other pest destructive to agricultural or horticultural crops or to trees or bushes, and for preventing the spreading in Great Britain of any such insect, fungus, or other pest, exercise all such powers as may be exercised by the Board in relation to the Colorado beetle under the Destructive Insects Act, 1877; and that Act shall apply accordingly as if in that Act the expression ‘insect’ included all such insects, fungi, and other pests, and the expression ‘crop’ included all such crops, trees, and bushes:

Provided that the Board shall not make an order directing the payment of compensation by any local authority for the removal or destruction of any crop or any trees or bushes unless the local authority consent to make the payment.

(2) Section one of the Rules Publication Act, 1893 , shall not apply to any order made under the Destructive Insects Act, 1877, or this Act.

(3) This Act shall apply to Ireland as if Ireland were named therein instead of Great Britain and with the substitution of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland for the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.

S-2 Short title.

2 Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as theDestructive Insects and Pests Act, 1907; and the Destructive Insects Act, 1877, and this Act may be cited together as the Destructive Insects and Pests Acts, 1877 and 1907.

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