123. Inspectors.

The appropriate authority1 or a local authority2 may appoint persons as inspectors for the purposes of particular provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 20063. In appointing a person to be an inspector for purposes of the Act, a local authority must have regard to guidance issued by the appropriate authority4. The appropriate authority may, in connection with guidance to local authorities, draw up a list of persons whom the authority considers suitable for appointment by a local authority to be an inspector for purposes of the Act5. A person may be included in such a list as suitable for