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Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991

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Duration of drought orders

1(1)This paragraph applies to the period for which the following have effect—

(a)an authorisation given;

(b)a prohibition or limitation imposed; or

(c)a suspension or modification effected,

by or under any drought order made under section 20 of this Act.

(2)The period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above shall expire no later than the end of the period of—

(a)in the case of an ordinary drought order, six months; or

(b)in the case of an emergency drought order, three months,

beginning with the day on which the order comes into operation unless that period is extended, in relation to that order, by virtue of the exercise by the Secretary of State of his power to amend the order.

(3)The Secretary of State shall not extend the periods mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) above beyond the end of the period of—

(a)in the case of an ordinary drought order, one year; or

(b)in the case of an emergency drought order, five months,

beginning with the day on which the order comes into operation.

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