Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1931

Inquiry by Council into allegation of disgraceful conduct.

40.—(1) Whenever the Council holds or appoints a committee of the Council to hold an inquiry under this Act into the conduct of any person who is alleged to have been guilty of conduct disgraceful to him in a professional respect, the Council or such committee (as the case may be) shall have power to summon witnesses to attend such inquiry and to examine them on oath and for that purpose to administer an oath to such witnesses and to compel such witnesses to produce any documents in their power or control the production of which the Council or such committee (as the case may be) considers necessary for the purpose of such inquiry.

(2) Every person who, on being duly summoned by the Council or by any such committee of the Council as aforesaid to attend an enquiry held under this Act, fails to attend at such inquiry or being in attendance thereat as a witness refuses to take an oath or to give evidence or to produce a document in his power or control when required under this section so to do, shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.