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SupplementaryE+W+S+N.I.

15 Orders.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any power to make orders under this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)A statutory instrument containing an order made under any of sections 2(4), 4(3) and 11(2) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(3)No order shall be made under section 7(5) above unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

16 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

  • ammunition” and “firearm” have the same meaning as in the M1Firearms Act 1968;

  • deer” means deer of any species and includes the carcase of any deer or any part thereof;

  • vehicle” includes an aircraft, hovercraft or boat; and

  • venison” includes imported venison and means—

(a)any carcase of a deer, or

(b)any edible part of the carcase of a deer,

which has not been cooked or canned.

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17 Transitional provisions, consequential amendment and repeals.E+W+S

(1)Anything done under any provision of the M2Deer Act 1963 or the M3Deer Act 1980 shall have effect as if it had been done under the corresponding provision of this Act.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, a licence granted by the Nature Conservancy Council under section 11 of the Deer Act 1963 which, by virtue of paragraph 8 of Schedule 11 to the M4Environmental Protection Act 1990, has effect as if granted by the Nature Conservancy Council for England or the Countryside Council for Wales, shall be treated as if it had been granted under subsection (1) or, as the case may be, subsection (2) of section 8 above.

(3)Where a licence granted under section 11 of the Deer Act 1963 contains a reference to an enactment repealed by this Act, the licence shall be construed as referring, or, as the context requires, as including a reference to, the corresponding provision of this Act.

(4)Where a period of time specified in an enactment repealed by this Act is current at the commencement of this Act, this Act shall have effect as if the corresponding provision thereof had been in force when that period began to run.

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(6)The enactments specified in Schedule 4 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

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F1S. 17(5) repealed (18.11.1996) by 1996 c. 58, ss. 48(2)(6), Sch. 5 (with s. 43(1))

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18 Short title, extent and commencement.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Deer Act 1991.

(2)With the exception of section 17(5) above, which extends to Scotland only, this Act extends to England and Wales only.

(3)This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of three months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

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