743. Powers of entry and inspection for purposes of acquisition and management available to Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers.

For the purpose of determining whether the powers to acquire and manage land conferred by the Agriculture Act 19471 are to be exercised in relation to land, or whether any direction given under any such power has been complied with, any person authorised by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers2 has power at all reasonable times to enter on and inspect any land3. In the case of land which the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers may consider acquiring4, or which is used for residential purposes, 24 hours' notice must be given to the occupier