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The Dogs (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No.1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2011 No. 281 (C. 19)

Animals

The Dogs (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No.1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Made

21st July 2011

Coming into operation

28th July 2011

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 18 of the Dogs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(1).

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Dogs (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No.1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Dogs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Appointed Day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the Act listed in the Schedule is 28th July 2011.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 21st July 2011.

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C McMaster

A senior officer of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Provisions of the ActSubject matter
Section 1Exemptions
Section 3Licensing of dangerous dogs
Section 5Contingent destruction orders where no prosecution
Section 6Setting on or urging dog to attack
Section 7Attacks on persons
Section 9Contingent destruction orders on conviction
Section 10Entry onto land to prevent or end attack by dog on another dog
Section 15Assembly control of orders made by Department
Section 16Interpretation
Section 17Minor and consequential amendments and repeals
Schedule 1Minor and consequential amendments
Schedule 2Repeals

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation on 28th July 2011 the provisions of the Dogs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 listed in the Schedule to this Order.

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