422. Slaughter: power of entry.

422.     Slaughter: power of entry.

An inspector1 may at any time enter any premises2 for the purpose of ascertaining whether a power conferred by or under the Animal Health Act 1981 to cause an animal to be slaughtered should be exercised, or doing anything in pursuance of the exercise of that power3.

A justice of the peace may issue a warrant authorising a constable or an inspector to enter premises for that purpose, if he is satisfied on sworn information4 in writing that the condition in head (1) below is satisfied, and either the condition in head (2)