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Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982

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Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982

1982 CHAPTER 19

An Act to amend the Deer (Scotland) Act 1959 and certain related enactments.

[28th June, 1982]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Functions of the Red Deer Commission

1Alteration of general functions of the Red Deer Commission

(1)In sections 1(1) (with the exception of the reference to "the Red Deer Commission"), 3(1) and 4 of the [1959 c. 40.] Deer (Scotland) Act 1959 after the words " red deer " wherever they occur there shall be inserted the words " or sika deer or such other deer as may be specified from time to time by direction of the Secretary of State ".

(2)In sections 5(1), 7(1) and (2), 8(1) and (3), 11(1), 12(1), 14, 15(1) and 19 of the said Act of 1959 after the words " red deer " wherever they occur there shall be inserted the words " or sika deer ".

(3)In section 4(a) of the said Act of 1959 the words " in the interests of conservation " shall be deleted.

(4)In section 20 of the said Act of 1959 at the end there shall be inserted the following—

  • " sika deer " means deer of the species cervus nippon ;

and any reference to " red deer " or " sika deer " includes any deer which is a hybrid of those species..

Composition and operation of the Red Deer Commission

2Observers and research

(1)At the end of section 2(1) of the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted the words " , and the Commission may appoint a member of the Commission or a member of the Commission's staff to act as observer to the panel for the purpose of sitting with the panel at any meeting and of taking part in their discussions and of informing the Commission of information arising during and decisions taken at such meetings ; such an observer shall not be a member of the panel. ".

(2)At the end of section 4 of the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted the words " (c) to support and to engage in research on questions of practical or scientific importance relating to red deer or sika deer or such other deer as may be specified from time to time by direction of the Secretary of State. ".

3Power of Commission to deal with marauding deer

Section 6 of the said Act of 1959 shall be amended as follows—

(a)for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, where the Commission are satisfied—

(a)that red deer or sika deer are, on any agricultural land, woodland or garden ground—

(i)causing serious damage to forestry or to agricultural production, including any crops or foodstuffs ; or

(ii)causing injury to farm animals (including serious overgrazing of pastures and competing with them for supplementary feeding); and

(b)that the killing of the deer is necessary to prevent further such damage or injury,

they shall authorise in writing, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the authorisation, any person who in their opinion is competent to do so to follow and kill on any land mentioned in the authorisation such red deer or sika deer as appear to that person to be causing the damage or injury.;

(b)in subsection (4) for the word " fourteen " there shall be substituted the word " 28 ".

4Further power of Commission to deal with marauding deer

The following section shall be inserted after section 6 of the said Act of 1959—

6AFurther power of Commission to deal with marauding deer.

(1)Where the Commission are satisfied that deer of species other than red deer or sika deer are causing serious damage to agricultural land or to woodland and that the killing of the deer is necessary for the prevention of further such damage, they shall be entitled by their servants with the consent of the occupier of the agricultural land or woodland to kill such deer as such servants may encounter in the course of their duties.

(2)The Commission shall give to the owner of the agricultural land or woodland concerned such notice of their intention to kill deer under this section as may be practicable.

(3)Sections 21 and 23(1) of this Act shall not apply to the power conferred by subsection (1) above..

5Chairman of Commission

In Schedule 1 to the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted after paragraph 2 the following new paragraphs—

2AIf the Secretary of State is satisfied that the chairman of the Commission—

(a)has had his estate sequestrated or has made a trust deed for behoof of his creditors or a composition contract with his creditors;

(b)is incapacitated by reason of physical or mental illness ;

(c)has been absent from meetings of the Commission for a period of more than 3 consecutive months without the permission of the Commission or of the Secretary of State ; or

(d)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member of the Commission, or is unsuitable to continue as the chairman,

the Secretary of State shall have power to remove him from his said office.

2BWhere a person ceases to be chairman of the Commission otherwise than on, the expiry of his term of office and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for that person to receive compensation, the Secretary of State may make to that person a payment of such amount as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

2CThe Secretary of State may make such provision, if any, as he may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine for the payment of pensions to or in respect of chairmen of the Commission..

Miscellaneous

6Unlawful taking, killing and injury of deer, and removal of carcases

The said Act of 1959 shall be amended as follows—

(a)in sections 21(1) and 23(2) after the word " kill " there shall be inserted the words " or injure ";

(b)for subsection (2) of section 21 there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2)The Secretary of State may by order fix a period in each year during which no person shall take or wilfully kill or injure—

(a)any species of deer named in the order other than red deer; or

(b)any hybrid of any species of deer named in the order,

and he may fix a different period for males and females of the species or, as the case may be, of the hybrid so named.;

(c)in section 22 at the end there shall be added the following new subsection—

(2)Subject to section 33 of this Act, if any person without legal right to take or kill deer on any land or without permission from a person having such right removes any deer carcase from that land, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 for each carcase in respect of which the offence was committed or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both and to the forfeiture of any carcase illegally removed by him or in his possession at the time of the offence.; and

(d)in sections 22 and 23(1) after the word " kills " there shall be inserted the words " or injures ".

7Deer farming

After subsection (5) of section 21 of the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted the following new subsection—

(5A)This section does not apply to the killing of deer by any person who keeps those deer by way of business on land enclosed by a deer-proof barrier for the production of meat or foodstuffs, or skins or other by-products, or as breeding stock (or to such killing of deer by the servant or agent of any such person authorised by him for that purpose) ; provided that the deer are conspicuously marked to demonstrate that they are so kept..

8Control of vehicles

(1)After subsection (2) of section 23 of the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted the following new subsections—

(2A)Subject to subsection (2B) below and section 33(1) of this Act, if any person—

(a)discharges any firearm, or discharges or projects any missile, from any aircraft at any deer ; or

(b)notwithstanding the provisions of section 23(5) of this Act uses any aircraft for the purpose of transporting any live deer other than in the interior of the aircraft,

he shall be guilty of an offence.

(2B)Nothing in subsection (2A) (b) above shall make unlawful anything done by, or under the supervision of, a veterinary surgeon or practitioner.

(2C)In subsection (2B) above " veterinary practitioner " means a person who is for the time being registered in the supplementary register, and " veterinary surgeon " means a person who is for the time being registered in the register of veterinary surgeons.

(2)In subsection (3) of section 23 of the said Act of 1959 for the words " subsections (1) or (2)" there shall be substituted the words " subsection (1), (2) or (2A) ".

9Use of vehicles to drive deer

After section 23(3) of the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted the following new subsection—

(3A)Any person who uses a vehicle to drive deer on unenclosed land with the intention of taking, killing or injuring them shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both..

10Firearms and ammunition

(1)After section 23 of the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted the following new section—

23AFirearms and ammunition.

(1)The Secretary of State shall have power to make such order as he thinks fit regarding the classes of firearms, ammunition, sights and other equipment which may lawfully be used in connection with killing or taking deer, and the circumstances in which any class of firearms, ammunition, sights or other equipment may be so used.

(2)Before making an order under subsection (1) above the Secretary of State shall consult any organisations which in his opinion represent persons likely to be interested in or affected by the order.

(3)Any person who fails to comply with an order under subsection (1) above shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 in relation to each deer taken or killed or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both.

(4)No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(5)If any person uses any firearm or any ammunition for the purpose of wilfully injuring any deer, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 for each deer in respect of which the offence was committed or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both..

(2)In section 24 of the said Act of 1959, for " either of the two " there shall be substituted " any of the three ".

Licensing of dealing in venison

11Licensing of dealing in venison

After Part III of the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted the following new Part—

PART IIIALICENSING OF DEALING IN VENISON

25ALicences to deal in venison.

(1)An islands or district council may grant to any person whom they consider fit a licence to deal in venison (to be known as a " venison dealer's licence ").

(2)The Secretary of State shall have power by order to regulate applications for venison dealers' licences and the manner in which they are to be dealt with (including power to authorise islands and district councils to charge fees in respect of such applications); and also to regulate the procedure by which venison dealers' licences may be surrendered, and the procedure for handing in of licences where a court has ordered their forfeiture or the holders have ceased to deal in venison; and in that regard he may apply any provision of Schedule 1 to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, as he thinks fit.

(3)A venison dealer's licence shall be valid for 3 years (unless the dealer has been disqualified from holding a licence by reason of his conviction of an offence under this Act), and may be renewed provided that he is not at the time of application subject to such disqualification.

(4)Every islands or district council which grants a venison dealer's licence shall cause to be sent to the Commission as soon as may be a copy of the licence.

(5)Every islands or district council by whom venison dealers' licences are granted shall, as soon as may be after the first day of January in each year, make a return to the Commission of the names and addresses of the persons who on that day held venison dealers' licences issued by the council.

25BRecords.

(1)Every licensed venison dealer shall keep a book wherein shall be entered records in the prescribed form of all purchases and receipts of venison by him and shall enter in such book forthwith the prescribed particulars of such purchases and receipts.

(2)Any person authorised in writing in that behalf by the Secretary of State or by the Commission and showing his written authority when so requested, or any constable, may inspect any book kept in pursuance of this section and it shall be the duty of the dealer to produce for inspection by such authorised person or constable such book and also all venison in the dealer's possession or under his control, or on premises or in vehicles under his control, together with all invoices, consignment notes, receipts and other documents (including copies thereof where the originals are not available) which may be required to verify any entry in such book, and to allow such authorised person or constable to take copies of such book or document or extracts therefrom.

(3)Every book kept in pursuance of subsection (1) above shall be kept until the end of the period of three years beginning with the day on which the last entry was made in the book and any such documents as are mentioned in subsection (2) above shall be kept for a period of three years beginning with the date of the entry to which they refer.

(4)For the purposes of this section " prescribed " means prescribed by order.

25CReciprocal provisions.

A licensed venison dealer who has purchased or received venison from another licensed venison dealer or from a licensed game dealer within the meaning of section 2(4) of the [1980 c. 49.] Deer Act 1980 shall be deemed to have complied with the requirements of the preceding section of this Act if he has recorded in his record book—

(a)that the venison was so purchased or received ;

(b)the name and address of the other licensed venison dealer or of the licensed game dealer concerned;

(c)the date when the venison was so purchased or received;

(d)the number of carcases and sex of the venison; and

(e)the species of deer, provided that it is possible to identify it.

25DOffences.

(1)It shall be an offence for any person to sell, offer or expose for sale or have in his possession, transport or cause to be transported for the purpose of sale at any premises any venison unless he is a licensed venison dealer or he does so for the purpose of selling to a licensed venison dealer, or he has purchased the venison from a licensed venison dealer.

(2)A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) above shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200.

(3)If any person sells, offers or exposes for sale, or has in his possession for the purpose of sale at any premises, or transports for the purpose of sale, or purchases or offers to purchase or receives, the carcase or any part of the carcase of a deer which he knows or has reason to believe has been killed unlawfully, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(4)A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (3) above shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.

(5)Any licensed venison dealer who fails to comply with any provision of section 25B of this Act, or who knowingly or recklessly makes in any book or document which he is required to keep under that section an entry which is false or misleading in any material particular, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50.

(6)Any person who obstructs a person entitled under section 25B(2) of this Act to inspect any book or document or other thing in the making of such inspection shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200.

(7)The court by which any person is convicted of an offence under Part III or I11A of this Act may disqualify him from holding or obtaining a venison dealer's licence for such period as the court thinks fit.

(8)In subsection (1) above " licensed venison dealer" means the holder of a venison dealer's licence granted by the islands or district council within whose area the sale, offer or exposure for sale takes place, or where the premises concerned are situated.

25ETransitional provision.

Notwithstanding the coming into force of section 11 of the Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982, sections 25B and 25C and subsections (1), (2), (5), (6) and (8) of section 25D of this Act shall not apply to a registered venison dealer within the meaning of the [1968 c. 38.] Sale of Venison (Scotland) Act 1968 until whichever is the earlier of—

(a)the date on which a venison dealer's licence is granted to that dealer;

(b)the expiry of 12 months after the commencement of the said section 11,

and the said Act of 1968 shall continue to have effect in relation to such a registered venison dealer during the said period notwithstanding its repeal by the said Act of 1982.

25FInterpretation of Part IIIA.

In this Part of this Act—

  • " deer " means deer of any species ;

  • " sale" includes barter, exchange, and any other transaction by which venison is disposed of for value;

  • " venison " means the carcase or any edible part of the carcase of a deer..

General

12Clarification of " calf " in s. 33 of 1959 Act

In section 33(1) of the said Act of 1959 after the word " calf " there shall be inserted the words " , fawn or kid ".

13Exemptions for certain acts

(1)For section 33(3) and (4) of the said Act of 1959 there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(3)Notwithstanding section 21 of this Act (close season shooting) or any order made thereunder, or anything in any agreement between an occupier of agricultural land or of enclosed woodlands and the owner thereof, it shall be lawful for—

(a)the owner in person, provided that he is duly authorised in writing by the occupier for that purpose;

(b)the owner's servants in his ordinary service, provided that they are duly authorised in writing by the occupier for that purpose ;

(c)the occupier in person ;

(d)the servants of the occupier in his ordinary service on the land or other persons normally resident on the land provided that they are duly authorised in writing by the occupier for that purpose; or

(e)any other person approved in writing by the Commission as a fit and competent person for the purpose who has been duly authorised in writing by the occupier for that purpose

to take or kill, and to sell or otherwise dispose of the carcases of, any deer found on any arable land, garden grounds or land laid down in permanent grass (other than moorland and unenclosed land) and forming part of that land or on enclosed woodland, as the case may be, provided that the occupier has reasonable grounds for believing that serious damage will be caused to crops, pasture, trees or human or animal foodstuffs on that land if the deer are not killed.

(3A)Any authority given under subsection (3) above shall expire—

(a)at the end of such period as the occupier may specify in it;

(b)when a person to whom paragraph (b) or (d) of that subsection applies ceases to be normally resident or in the owner's or, as the case may be, occupier's ordinary service;

(c)where paragraph (e) of that subsection applies, at the end of the period specified in the Commission's approval; or

(d)if the occupier revokes the authority.

(3B)Notwithstanding section 21 of this Act (close season shooting) or any order made thereunder it shall be lawful for any person authorised in writing for the purpose by the Secretary of State to take or kill deer during the close season for any scientific purpose.

(4)Notwithstanding section 23(1) of this Act (night shooting) or anything contained in any agreement between an occupier of agricultural land or of enclosed woodlands and the owner thereof, it shall be lawful for the occupier in person to carry out night shooting of red deer or sika deer on such land or woodlands, provided that the occupier has reasonable grounds for believing that serious damage will be caused to crops, pasture, trees or human or animal foodstuffs on that land if the deer are not killed.

(4A)Notwithstanding anything contained in section 23(1) of this Act the Commission may authorise in writing (subject to such conditions as they may specify) any person nominated by the occupier of agricultural land or enclosed woodlands to shoot deer of any species on that land or woodlands during the period specified in the said section 23(1), provided that the Commission are satisfied—

(a)that the shooting is necessary to prevent serious damage to crops, pasture, trees or human or animal foodstuffs; and

(b)that no other method of control which might reasonably be adopted in the circumstances would be adequate; and

(c)that the person concerned is a fit and competent person to receive such authorisation.

(4B)Such authorisation as is mentioned in subsection (4A) above shall be valid for such period as the Commission may specify therein.

(4C)The owner of the agricultural land or enclosed woodlands may at any time request the occupier to inform him of the numbers of red deer or sika deer shot by virtue of subsection (3), (4) or (4A) above within the period of 12 months immediately preceding the request and the occupier shall comply with any such request as soon as may be.

(4D)The Commission shall prepare and publish (with power to prepare and publish a revised version from time to time) a code of practice for night shooting to which they shall have regard when exercising their powers under subsection (4A) above and it shall be a condition of any authorisation under the said subsection that the person concerned complies with the relevant provisions of the code.

(4E)In this section—

  • " red deer " means deer of the species cervus elaphus and " sika deer " means deer of the species cervus nippon;

and any reference to " red deer" or " sika deer" includes any deer which is a hybrid of those species..

(2)Section 43(1) of the [1948 c. 45.] Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 is repealed.

14Penalties and enforcement

(1)The provisions of the said Act of 1959 specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to this Act, which relate to the penalties or maximum penalties for the offences mentioned in those provisions, shall be amended in accordance with the amendments specified in column 2 of that Schedule; and in that Schedule column 3 shows the penalties or, as the case may be, maximum penalties in force immediately before the commencement of this section and column 4 shows the penalties or, as the case may be, maximum penalties resulting from the amendments.

(2)Section 23(4) of the said Act of 1959 is repealed.

(3)In section 27 of the said Act of 1959, in subsections (2) and (4) for the words " section twenty-four " there shall be substituted the words "Part III or section 25D(1) or (3) ".

15Minor amendments and repeals

(1)The minor and consequential amendments contained in Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect.

(2)The provisions mentioned in column 1 of Schedule 3 to this Act are repealed to the extent provided for in column 3 of that Schedule.

16Citation, commencement and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982.

(2)With the exception of section 15(1) of this Act insofar as it refers to paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to this Act and that paragraph, which extend to England and Wales only, this Act extends only to Scotland.

(3)This Act except the provisions mentioned in subsection (4) below shall come into force one month after it is passed.

(4)Section 11 of this Act and the repeal in Schedule 3 to this Act of the [1968 c. 38.] Sale of Venison (Scotland) Act 1968 shall come into force at such date as the Secretary of State may by order prescribe, and different orders may be made in respect of different provisions.

SCHEDULES

Section 14.

SCHEDULE 1Penalties

EnactmentAmendmentPresent penaltyNew penalty
1234
Section 5(2) (offences relating to returns of deer killed).For the words from " twenty pounds" to " fifty pounds " substitute the words " £200 ".
(a)

for a first offence, £20;

(b)

for a second or subsequent offence, £50 or 3 months or both.

£200 or 3 months or both.
Section 9(2) (failure to comply with requirements of control scheme).For the words from " fifty pounds " to " one hundred pounds " substitute the words " £500 ".
(a)

for a first offence, £50;

(b)

for a second or subsequent offence, £100 or 3 months or both.

£500 or 3 months or both.
Section 17 (obstructing an authorised person).For the words from " fifty pounds " to " one hundred pounds " substitute the words "£200 ".
(a)

for a first offence, £50;

(b)

for a second or subsequent offence, £100 or 3 months or both.

£200 or 3 months or both.
Section 21(5) (killing or injuring deer in close season).For the words from " twenty pounds" to " fifty pounds " substitute the words " £500 for each deer in respect of which the offence was committed ", and at the end add the words " and to the forfeiture of any deer in respect of which the offence was committed ".
(a)

for a first offence, £20;

(b)

for a second or subsequent offence, £50 or 3 months or both.

£500 per deer or 3 months or both, and forfeiture of deer.
Section 22 (poaching).For the words " twenty pounds " substitute the words " £500 for each deer in respect of which the offence was committed or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both ", and after the word " illegally " insert the words " taken or ".£20 and forfeiture of deer.£500 per deer or 3 months or both, and forfeiture of deer.
Section 23(3) (unlawful taking, killing or injuring of deer).For the words from " twenty pounds" to " fifty pounds " substitute the words " £500 for each deer in respect of which the offence was committed ", and at the end add " and to the forfeiture of any deer illegally taken or killed by him or in his possession at the time of the offence ".
(a)

for a first offence, £20;

(b)

for a second or subsequent offence, £50 or 3 months or both.

£500 per deer or 3 months or both, and forfeiture of deer.
Section 24 (unlawful taking, killing or injuring of deer, or breach of firearms order, by 2 or more persons).In paragraph (a), for the words from " fifty pounds " to " one hundred pounds " substitute the words "in respect of each deer taken or killed the statutory maximum, which in this section means the prescribed sum within the meaning of section 289B(6) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 ".

On summary conviction—

(a)

for a first offence, £50 or 3 months;

(b)

for a second or subsequent offence, £100 or 6 months or both.

On summary conviction in respect of each deer taken or killed " the statutory maximum " (presently £1,000) or 6 months or both, and forfeiture of deer.
In paragraph (b), delete the words " not exceeding five hundred pounds ".On conviction on indictment, £500 or 2 years or both.On conviction on indictment, an unlimited fine or 2 years or both, and forfeiture of deer.
At the end of the section, add the words " and on any conviction to the forfeiture of any deer illegally taken or killed by him or in his possession at the time of the offence ".
Section 26 (attempts to commit offences).At the end of the section, add the words " ; except that in the case of preparatory acts, the penalty shall be a fine not exceeding £500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both. ".As for offence.As for offence, except for preparatory acts, where it is £500 or 3 months or both.

Section 15.

SCHEDULE 2Minor and Consequential Amendments

Deer (Scotland) Act 1959 (c. 40)

1After section 28 of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1959 there shall be inserted the following new section—

28ACancellation of firearms certificates.

(1)In any case where a person is convicted of an offence provided for by any of sections 22 to 25 of this Act the court shall have power (in addition to any other power) to cancel any firearm or shotgun certificate held by him.

(2)Where the court cancels a firearm or shotgun certificate under subsection (1) above—

(a)the court shall cause notice in writing of that fact to be sent to the chief constable by whom the certificate was granted; and

(b)the chief constable shall by notice in writing require the holder of the certificate to surrender it; and

(c)if the holder fails to surrender the certificate within twenty-one days from the date of that requirement, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50..

2In section 27(1) of the said Act of 1959, for the words " in pursuance of " there shall be substituted the words " on conviction of an offence under ".

3In section 35(1) of the said Act of 1959, at the beginning there shall be inserted the words " Subject to section 23A(4) of this Act, ".

Deer Act 1980 (c. 49)

4In section 3(3) of the Deer Act 1980, after the word " 1968 " insert the words " or licensed under Part IIIA of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1959 ".

Section 15.

SCHEDULE 3Repeals

Column 1Column 2Column 3
1948 c. 45.Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948.Sections 39 to 42 so far as relating to sika deer within the meaning of the Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982 or to any hybrid mentioned in section 1(4) of that Act.
Section 43(1).
1959 c. 40.Deer (Scotland) Act 1959.In section 4(a) the words " in the interests of conservation ".
In section 12, the word " such ".
Section 23(4).
In section 24(b), the words " not exceeding five hundred pounds ".
Section 29.
1968 c. 38.Sale of Venison (Scotland) Act 1968.The whole Act.

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