451. Responsible local authorities.

The local authorities responsible for executing and enforcing the Animal Health Act 1981 and every order of the appropriate authority1 so far as these are to be executed and enforced by the local authorities are:

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    (1)     in London boroughs, the borough councils;

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    (2)     in the City of London (and for the purpose of the statutory provisions relating to imported animals2, Greater London), the Common Council of the City of London;

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    (3)     in non-metropolitan counties, the county councils;

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    (4)     in county boroughs, the county borough councils; and

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    (5)     in metropolitan districts, the district councils3.

Where the district of a local authority