377. Expenditure for eradication.

377.     Expenditure for eradication.

Power is given to the appropriate authority1 to expend sums, with Treasury approval, with the object of eradicating as far as practicable diseases of animals in Great Britain2. For the purpose of obtaining information required for these purposes, the appropriate authority may authorise in writing any veterinary inspector or other officer of the Department to inspect animals, and any person so authorised may at reasonable times on producing his authority if demanded enter on any land or premises and apply such tests and take such samples as they consider necessary3.