125. Penalty for non-compliance and default powers.

An occupier of land1 who unreasonably fails to comply with a notice to take action to prevent the spread of injurious weeds2 commits an offence3. Where such a notice has been served on the occupier of land and he has not taken the action required within the time specified in the notice, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers may take that action and recover the reasonable cost of so doing from the occupier or, if it is not practicable after reasonable inquiry to ascertain his name or address and he is not the owner