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3(1)The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In section 28E(3)(b) for “, section 15 of the 1968 Act or section 7 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006” substitute “ , section 7 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 or section 16 of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 ”.

(3)In section 28J, omit subsection (13).

(4)In section 32, after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Subsection (2) has effect in relation to Wales as if the reference to an agreement under section 16 of the 1949 Act or section 15 of the 1968 Act were a reference to an agreement under section 16 of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.

(5)In section 39(5), omit paragraph (e).

(6)Omit section 40.

(7)In section 41(5)—

(a)in the definition of “management agreement”, in paragraph (b), after “39” insert “ or under section 16 of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 ”;

(b)in the definition of “the relevant authority”, after “Natural England” insert “ and in relation to Wales it also includes the Natural Resources Body for Wales ”.

(8)In section 50(1)(a), omit “or an agreement under section 16 of the 1949 Act or section 15 of the 1968 Act”.

(9)In section 51(1)—

(a)in paragraph (c), omit “or an agreement under section 16 of the 1949 Act or section 15 of the 1968 Act”;

(b)in paragraph (h), omit “or an agreement under section 16 of the 1949 Act or section 15 of the 1968 Act”.

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