Clause 6 - Treatment: power of entry

Part of Animal Health Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:45 pm on 4 December 2001.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton 6:45, 4 December 2001

I beg to move amendment No. 88, in page 4, line 1, after 'persons', insert

'up to a maximum of 10'.

The amendment is straightforward. Proposed new paragraph (8) states:

''The inspector may take with him such other persons as he thinks necessary to give him such assistance as he thinks necessary.''

The amendment would add that persons should be only up to a maximum of 10. That is, to be fair, an arbitrary figure, but it is necessary to limit the number of persons that inspectors—