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Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 21 – offence of knowingly causing or permitting certain offences under the 1981 Act

154.Section 21 of the Act amends sections 6, 7 and 15A of 1981 Act.

155.The effect in each case is to create new offences in those sections for any person to knowingly cause or permit to be done an act which is unlawful under the specified provisions of those sections. The penalties relating to inserted sections 18A and 18B are the same as those that apply to the relevant offences ( see section 21(1) of the 1981 Act).

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