Impounding Act 1955

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Part 1 Establishment of pounds

3 Establishment of public pounds

Every local authority shall provide and maintain a public pound, which shall be properly fenced and enclosed and so adapted as to keep stock infected with any contagious disease separate and apart from other stock:

provided that—


any 2 or more local authorities may jointly provide and maintain a public pound upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon:


any local authority may, if it so desires, provide and maintain more than 1 public pound:


if a Minister of the Crown is the local authority, nothing in this section imposes on that Minister any obligation to provide and maintain a public pound.

Compare: 1908 No 79 ss 29, 30; 1941 No 26 s 33(2)

Section 3 provisio paragraph (c): replaced, on 1 July 2003, by section 262 of the Local Government Act 2002 (2002 No 84).