Bovine Diseases (Levies) Act, 1979

Withholding of levy.

5.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any order made under the Milk (Regulation of Supply and Price) Acts, 1936 to 1967, any milk pasteuriser or milk bottler shall be entitled to withhold from the amount to be paid by him to the seller of milk in respect of which levy is payable a sum equal to the amount of levy.

(2) The amount paid to a seller after the withholding of levy under this section shall be a good discharge of the amount due to him.

(3) Any sum which a person is entitled to withhold from a seller under this section may be recovered as a simple contract debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.