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15In section 16 (power to grant licences)—
(a)in subsection (2)(b), the words from “or,” to “egg”, where second occurring, are repealed,
(b)in subsection (3)—
(i)for “and (4)” substitute “, (4) and (4A)”,
(ii)for “and (2)” substitute “, (2) and (3C)(a)”,
(iii)in paragraph (a), after “scientific” insert “, research”,
(iv)in paragraph (c), after “conserving” insert “wild birds,”,
(v)after that paragraph insert—
“(ca)for the purpose of conserving any area of natural habitat;”,
(c)in subsection (4), for “section 14” substitute “sections 14 and 14A”,
(d)after subsection (4) insert—
“(4A)The appropriate authority shall not grant a licence under subsection (4) permitting anything to be done in contravention of section 6(1) or (2) unless it is satisfied that there is no other satisfactory solution.”
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