(1) If a direction is
given under section 27(2) for the destruction of any thing, any person charged
with an offence in relation to the thing may apply to have a sample of the
thing analysed or examined by an analyst or botanist chosen by the person.
(2) An application
shall be made to the Commissioner or a prescribed person within the prescribed
(3) The application
shall be in writing in the prescribed form and shall specify the analyst or
botanist who is to carry out the examination or analysis.
(4) The analyst or
botanist specified shall not be an approved analyst or an approved botanist.
(5) The specified
analyst or botanist may, within 21 days after the application is made, analyse
or examine a sample of the thing.
(6) This section
applies whether or not the thing the subject of the direction has been
(7) In this section
specified means specified in the application.
[Section 27A inserted: No. 44 of 1995 s. 9.]