15. Declaration of infected places
(1) Whenever it shall appear to the Minister on the report of an inspector or the Director General of Agriculture 3 that any disease exists or has within the preceding 3 months existed in any orchard, he may by notice published in the Gazette, declare that such orchard, together with such area of land contiguous to or surrounding the same, as he thinks expedient, is infected.
(2) Such notice shall describe with reasonable particularity the situation and area of the orchard and other land to which such notice relates.
(3) From the date of the publication of such notice in the Gazette, and until the Minister shall by notice published in the Gazette otherwise direct, such orchard and other land shall be deemed to be infected, and no plants or fruit shall be removed therefrom except with the permission of an inspector.
[Section 15 4 amended by No. 53 of 1962 s. 6.]