Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

41.

Assistance to authorised officer.

41.—(1) A person who has—

( a) an animal, animal product or animal feed, or

( b) a vehicle, vessel, aircraft, container, equipment, machinery or other thing used in connection with an animal, animal product or animal feed,

in his or her possession or under his or her control, or information or a record relating to any of them, shall give such—

(i) assistance to an authorised officer, or person who accompanies the officer, and

(ii) information to an authorised officer on request being made in that behalf by the officer,

as the officer may reasonably require for the exercise of his or her functions under this Act.

(2) The owner, occupier or person in charge of land or premises used in connection with an animal, animal product or animal feed shall, if required by an authorised officer, where it is practicable and possible, provide suitable equipment or facilities or a suitable part of the land or premises or both for the officer to carry out his or her functions under this Act.

(3) An authorised officer may require a person to give to the officer such information as is in the person’s power or procurement or as regards any land specified by the officer including—

( a) whether or not the land is used, either partly or wholly, for or in connection with the grazing or keeping of animals,

( b) the name of the person who is in occupation of the land, and

( c) whether or not the land is let and, if let, the name and address of the person to whom, and the period of time for which, it is let.