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The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

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Matters affecting agriculture, forestry and inland fisheries

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48.—(1) It shall be the duty of the Department and the Council and any other body having functions under this Part in the exercise of such functions to have due regard to the needs of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

(2) In the exercise of its functions under this Part the Department shall have due regard to any representations made to it on behalf of persons engaged in agriculture, forestry or fisheries by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development or (in the case of inland fisheries) the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

(3) Nothing in this Part shall make unlawful anything done under the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 22).

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