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Protection of Birds Act 1954

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13Orders, notices, etc.

(1)Any order made under this Act shall be made by statutory instrument and may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order made in the like manner.

(2)Before making any order under this Act, the Secretary of State—

(a)shall consult the appropriate advisory committee ;

(b)shall, by such means as he may think appropriate, give to the council of any administrative area or other person affected an opportunity to submit objections or representations with respect to the subject matter of the order;

(c)may, if he thinks fit, cause a public inquiry to be held.

(3)Notice of the making of any order under this Act shall be published by the Secretary of State, if the order relates in whole or in part to England or Wales, in the London Gazette and, if the order relates in whole or in part to Scotland, in the Edinburgh Gazette and, in the case of an order under section seven of this Act, in the Belfast Gazette.

(4)The Secretary of State shall give consideration to any proposals for the making by him of an order under this Act with respect to any administrative area which may be submitted to him by the council of that area.

(5)Where any order has been made under this Act with respect to any administrative area, the council of that area shall take such steps, if any, as may appear to them expedient or as the Secretary of State may direct to bring the effect of the order to the notice of the public within that area.

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