17. Power to destroy infected plants, coverings etc.
For the purpose of carrying out the objects of this Act an inspector may destroy or otherwise dispose of any ¾
(a) trees (bearing fruit or otherwise), plants or fruit which are infected or which he believes to be infected; or
(b) coverings in or with which the trees, plants or fruit have been contained or packed or come in contact.
[Section 17 inserted by No. 40 of 1993 s. 11.]