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127 Definitions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Part—

  • acquire”, in relation to genetically modified organisms, includes any method by which such organisms may come to be in a person’s possession, other than by their being imported;

  • consent” means a consent granted under section 111 above, and a reference to the limitations or conditions to which a consent is subject is a reference to the limitations or conditions subject to which the consent for the time being has effect;

  • descendant”, in relation to a genetically modified organism, means any other organism whose genes or other genetic material is derived, through any number of generations, from that organism by any process of reproduction;

  • import” means import into the United Kingdom;

  • premises” includes any land;

  • prohibition notice” means a notice under section 110 above.

(2)This Part, except in so far as it relates to importations of genetically modified organisms, [F1applies to the territorial sea adjacent to England as it applies in England [F2and applies to the territorial sea adjacent to Wales as it applies in Wales]] and [F3 applies to any area for the time being designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 M1 as it applies in England] .

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F3Words in s. 127(2) substituted (UK for certain purposes, otherwise E. only) (17.10.2002) by Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/2443), regs. 1(2)(3), 38(b)

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I1S. 127 wholly in force at 1.2.1993 see s. 164(2)(3) and S.I. 1992/3253, art. 3.

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