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(1)The M1Forestry Act 1967 is amended as shown in Schedule 1 to this Act (the amendments being substitute metric units of measurement throughout the Act).
(2)The Forestry Commissioners may by regulations amend enactments to which this subsection applies so as to substitute—
(a)for any reference to a number of acres, a reference to a number of hectares;
(b)for any reference to a number of feet, a reference to a number of metres; and
(c)for any requirement that plans be made on the scale of 3 chains to an inch, a requirement that they be made on the scale of 1 : 2,500;
and for this purpose “number” includes a number less than unity.
(3)Subsection (2) applies to any enactment contained in an Act (whether public general, local or private) relating to particular forest lands in England and Wales.
(4)Before making any such regulations, the Commissioners shall consult such persons and organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be affected.
(a)may contain such incidental, supplementary and consequential provisions (if any) as the Commissioners consider expedient; and
(b)shall be made by statutory instrument subject to annulment by resolution of either House of Parliament.
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