Poultry Hatcheries Act, 1947


20.—(1) The holder of a poultry hatchery licence or of a provisional permit and the owner of an approved egg supply farm shall keep the prescribed records in the prescribed form, and shall make in every such record the prescribed entries at or within the prescribed times.

(2) Every record kept in pursuance of this section may be inspected at all reasonable times by an inspector, and it shall be the duty of the person liable under this section to keep the record to produce for inspection on demand the record and also all invoices, consignment notes, receipts and other documents (including copies thereof where the originals are not available) reasonably demanded by the inspector for the purpose of verifying any entry in or explaining any omission from the record.

(3) If any person—

(a) fails to keep such record as is required in this section to be kept by him, or

(b) fails to make in such record within the prescribed time any entry required by this section to be made by him therein, or

(c) fails to produce for inspection by an inspector on demand any record, document or copy of a document which he is required by this section to produce, or

(d) wilfully or negligently makes in such record any entry which is false or misleading in any material particular,

he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.