Agricultural Produce (Cereals) Act, 1938

Restriction on importation of oats, hay and straw.

17.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, it shall not be lawful for any person to import any oats, hay or straw (excluding hay or straw used as a packing material and imported with the goods for the packing of which it is used) unless under and in accordance with a licence in that behalf granted by the Minister under this Part of this Act.

(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to the penalties mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as rendering it lawful to import any hay or straw used as packing material, the importation of which is prohibited by any order made under the Diseases of Animals (Ireland) Acts, 1894 to 1935.