427. Functions and general powers of inspectors.

Inspectors1 appointed by local authorities2 and the veterinary3 or other inspectors appointed by the appropriate authority are entrusted with various functions under the Animal Health Act 1981 and orders made under the Act. The powers conferred upon a local authority inspector are normally exercisable only in relation to the district for which he is appointed4, whereas a Department inspector has all the powers of an inspector throughout England and Wales or that part for which he is appointed5, and where an order gives any power to a local authority inspector, that power may be exercised by the Department inspector6.