Forestry Act, 1946

Inspection of land.

11.—(1) Any authorised officer may enter on and survey any land for the purpose of ascertaining whether it is suitable for afforestation or for the purpose of inspecting any timber thereon or for any other purpose in connection with the exercise of the powers of the Minister under this Act.

(2) An authorised officer, who enters on any land in pursuance of his power under this section, shall, if so required by the occupier of that land, produce his authority to such occupier and permit him to read it.

(3) If any person obstructs or interferes with an authorised officer in the exercise of any power conferred on him by this section, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

(4) In this section the expression “authorised officer” means a person appointed in writing by the Minister to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this section.