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Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

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Sale of certain animals or plants or their derivativesE+W+S+N.I.

5(1) In subsection (1) of section 4 of the 1976 Act (offences to sell etc. things imported contrary to section 1 or their derivatives) for the words “Subject to subsection (2)” there shall be substituted the words “Subject to subsections (1B) and (2)”, after the words “has in his possession” there shall be inserted the words “or transports” and the words “and in the following provisions” onwards shall be omitted. E+W+S+N.I.

(2)After that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(1A)Subject to subsections (1B) and (2) below, a person who sells, offers or exposes for sale, or has in his possession or transports for the purpose of sale—

(a)a live or dead animal of any of the kinds to which Schedule 4 to this Act for the time being applies or an egg or other immature stage of such an animal ;

(b)a live or dead plant of any of the kinds to which Schedule 5 to this Act for the time being applies ; or

(c)any part of or anything which derives from or is made wholly or partly from anything referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) above,

shall be guilty of an offence ; but nothing in this subsection shall apply in relation to anything falling within subsection (1) above or anything which has been imported, or is a part of or derives from or is made wholly or partly from anything which has been imported, before the passing of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

(1B)Subsections (1) and (1A) above do not apply to anything done under and in accordance with the terms of a licence issued by the Secretary of State ; and subsections (4) to (7) of section 1 above shall apply in relation to a licence issued under this subsection as they apply in relation to a licence issued under subsection (2) of that section.

(1C) In the following provisions of this section “ restricted article ” means anything falling within subsection (1) or (1A) above.

(3)In subsection (2) of that section after the words “subsection (1)” there shall be inserted the words “or (1A)”.

(4)In subsection (5) of that section after the words “subsection (1)” there shall be inserted the words “, (1A)”.

(5)In subsection (6) of that section after the words “references to” there shall be inserted the word “hire”.

(6)After Schedule 3 to the 1976 Act there shall be inserted as Schedule 4 the Schedule set out in Part II of this Schedule.

(7)After the Schedule inserted in the 1976 Act by sub-paragraph (6) there shall be inserted as Schedule 5 the Schedule set out in Part III of this Schedule.

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