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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Natural England and the Commission for Rural Communities

    1. Chapter 1 Natural England

      1. Constitution and general purpose

        1. 1.Constitution

        2. 2.General purpose

      2. Advisory functions

        1. 3.Review and research

        2. 4.Advice

      3. General implementation powers

        1. 5.Carrying out proposals etc.

        2. 6.Financial and other assistance

        3. 7.Management agreements

        4. 8.Experimental schemes

      4. Other functions

        1. 9.Information services etc.

        2. 10.Consultancy services and training

        3. 11.Power to charge for services and licences

        4. 12.Power to bring criminal proceedings

        5. 13.Incidental powers

      5. Powers of Secretary of State

        1. 14.Grants

        2. 15.Guidance

        3. 16.Directions

    2. Chapter 2 Commission for Rural Communities

      1. The Commission and its general purpose

        1. 17.Commission for Rural Communities

        2. 18.Commission's general purpose

      2. Functions

        1. 19.Representation, advice and monitoring

        2. 20.Research

        3. 21.Information services etc.

        4. 22.Power to charge for services

        5. 23.Incidental powers

      3. Powers of Secretary of State

        1. 24.Grants

        2. 25.Directions

    3. Chapter 3 Supplementary

      1. Transfer schemes etc.

        1. 26.Transfers on dissolution of English Nature and Countryside Agency

        2. 27.Continuing powers to make transfer schemes

        3. 28.Transfer schemes: supplementary

        4. 29.Interim arrangements

      2. Interpretation

        1. 30.Interpretation

  3. Part 2 Nature conservation in the UK

    1. Joint Nature Conservation Committee etc.

      1. 31.Joint Nature Conservation Committee

      2. 32.UK conservation bodies

      3. 33.Purpose of functions under this Part

    2. Coordinated functions

      1. 34.Functions of national or international significance

      2. 35.Advice from joint committee to UK conservation body

      3. 36.GB functions with respect to wildlife

      4. 37.UK conservation bodies: incidental powers for UK purposes, etc.

    3. Directions

      1. 38.Directions

    4. Interpretation

      1. 39.Interpretation

  4. Part 3 Wildlife etc.

    1. Biodiversity

      1. 40.Duty to conserve biodiversity

      2. 41.Biodiversity lists and action (England)

      3. 42.Biodiversity lists and action (Wales)

    2. Pesticides harmful to wildlife

      1. 43.Possession of pesticides harmful to wildlife

      2. 44.Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides

      3. 45.Codes of practice

      4. 46.Interpretation

    3. Protection of birds

      1. 47.Protection for nests of certain birds which re-use their nests

      2. 48.Birds released into the wild as part of re-population programme

      3. 49.Registration etc. of certain captive birds

    4. Invasive non-native species

      1. 50.Sale etc. of invasive non-native species

      2. 51.Codes of practice in connection with invasive non-native species

    5. Enforcement etc. of provisions relating to wildlife

      1. 52.Enforcement powers in connection with wildlife

      2. 53.Wildlife offences: time limits for proceedings

      3. 54.Application of Part 1 of 1981 Act to Crown

  5. Part 4 Sites of special scientific interest

    1. 55.Offences in connection with SSSIs

    2. 56.Denotification

    3. 57.Effect of failure to serve certain notices in connection with SSSIs

    4. 58.Notices and signs relating to SSSIs

  6. Part 5 National Parks and the Broads

    1. 59.Criteria for designating National Parks

    2. 60.Procedure for orders designating National Parks

    3. 61.Members of National Park authorities

    4. 62.Expenditure by National Parks authorities

    5. 63.Notification of agricultural operations on moor and heath in National Parks

    6. 64.Functions of Broads Authority and others in relation to the Broads

    7. 65.Emergency financial assistance

  7. Part 6 Rights of way

    1. Rights of way and mechanically propelled vehicles

      1. 66.Restriction on creation of new public rights of way

      2. 67.Ending of certain existing unrecorded public rights of way

      3. 68.Presumed dedication of restricted byways and use by pedal cycles etc.

      4. 69.Presumed dedication and applications under section 53(5) of the 1981 Act

      5. 70.Supplementary

      6. 71.Interpretation

    2. Traffic regulation in National Parks

      1. 72.Traffic regulation on byways etc. in National Parks

  8. Part 7 Inland waterways

    1. 73.Inland Waterways Advisory Council

    2. 74.Constitution of Council

    3. 75.Term of office, procedure etc.

    4. 76.Functions of Council: England and Wales

    5. 77.Functions of Council: Scotland

  9. Part 8 Flexible administrative arrangements

    1. Chapter 1 Agreements with designated bodies

      1. Powers to enter into agreements

        1. 78.Agreement between Secretary of State and designated body

        2. 79.Agreement between designated bodies

        3. 80.Designated bodies

        4. 81.Reserved functions

        5. 82.Maximum duration of agreement

      2. Supplementary

        1. 83.Particular powers

        2. 84.Agreements with local authorities

        3. 85.Supplementary provisions with respect to agreements

        4. 86.Interpretation

    2. Chapter 2 Powers to reform agricultural etc. bodies

      1. Power to create boards

        1. 87.Power to establish boards

        2. 88.Permissible purposes of boards

        3. 89.Permissible functions of boards

        4. 90.Ancillary provisions

      2. Power to dissolve existing levy bodies and boards

        1. 91.Power to dissolve existing levy bodies

        2. 92.Power to dissolve board

        3. 93.Dissolution: supplementary

      3. Powers of appropriate authority

        1. 94.Grants

        2. 95.Directions

      4. Supplementary

        1. 96.“The appropriate authority”

        2. 97.Orders: procedure etc.

    3. Chapter 3 Financial assistance

      1. 98.Financial assistance

  10. Part 9 Miscellaneous

    1. 99.Natural beauty in the countryside

    2. 100.Byelaws relating to land drainage

    3. 101.Abolition of certain agricultural etc. committees

  11. Part 10 Final provisions

    1. 102.Crown land

    2. 103.Wales

    3. 104.Power to make further provision

    4. 105.Minor and consequential amendments etc.

    5. 106.Financial provisions

    6. 107.Commencement

    7. 108.Extent

    8. 109.Short title

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Natural England

      1. Status

        1. 1.Natural England is to be a body corporate.

        2. 2.Subject to paragraph 22 (nature reserves), Natural England is not...

      2. Membership

        1. 3.(1) Natural England is to consist of—

        2. 4.The Secretary of State may appoint one of the members...

      3. Term of office

        1. 5.Subject to paragraphs 6 to 8, a member holds and...

        2. 6.A member may resign by giving written notice to the...

        3. 7.The Secretary of State may remove a member who—

        4. 8.A person ceases to be chairman or deputy chairman if...

        5. 9.A person who— (a) ceases to be a member, or...

      4. Remuneration and pensions etc.

        1. 10.Natural England may pay to the members such remuneration and...

        2. 11.If required to do so by the Secretary of State,...

        3. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person ceases to...

      5. Staff

        1. 13.(1) Natural England must appoint a person to be chief...

        2. 14.Natural England may appoint other employees.

        3. 15.If required to do so by the Secretary of State,...

        4. 16.(1) Employment with Natural England is to be included among...

      6. Procedure

        1. 17.Natural England may determine its own procedure (including quorum).

        2. 18.No proceeding is invalidated by— (a) a vacancy in the...

      7. Discharge of functions

        1. 19.(1) Natural England may authorise a committee, sub-committee, member or...

      8. Membership of committees and sub-committees

        1. 20.(1) A committee or sub-committee may include persons who are...

      9. Application of seal and proof of documents

        1. 21.(1) The application of Natural England's seal must be authenticated...

      10. Nature reserves

        1. 22.(1) This paragraph applies to land in which Natural England...

      11. Reports, accounts etc.

        1. 23.(1) For each financial year, Natural England must—

        2. 24.(1) Natural England must keep proper accounts and proper records...

        3. 25.The Secretary of State must lay before each House of...

        4. 26.(1) Natural England must provide the Secretary of State with...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Commission for Rural Communities

      1. Status

        1. 1.The Commission is to be a body corporate.

        2. 2.The Commission is not to be regarded—

      2. Membership

        1. 3.(1) The Commission is to consist of—

        2. 4.The Secretary of State may appoint one of the members...

      3. Term of office

        1. 5.Subject to paragraphs 6 to 8, a member holds and...

        2. 6.A member may resign by giving written notice to the...

        3. 7.The Secretary of State may remove a member who—

        4. 8.A person ceases to be chairman or deputy chairman if...

        5. 9.A person who— (a) ceases to be a member, or...

      4. Remuneration and pensions etc.

        1. 10.The Commission may pay to the members such remuneration and...

        2. 11.If required to do so by the Secretary of State,...

        3. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person ceases to...

      5. Staff

        1. 13.(1) The Commission must appoint a person to be chief...

        2. 14.The Commission may appoint other employees.

        3. 15.If required to do so by the Secretary of State,...

        4. 16.(1) Employment with the Commission is to be included among...

      6. Procedure

        1. 17.The Commission may determine its own procedure (including quorum).

        2. 18.No proceeding is invalidated by— (a) a vacancy in the...

      7. Discharge of functions

        1. 19.(1) The Commission may authorise a committee, sub-committee, member or...

      8. Membership of committees and sub-committees

        1. 20.(1) A committee or sub-committee may include persons who are...

      9. Application of seal and proof of documents

        1. 21.(1) The application of the Commission's seal must be authenticated...

      10. Reports, accounts etc.

        1. 22.(1) For each financial year, the Commission must—

        2. 23.(1) The Commission must keep proper accounts and proper records...

        3. 24.The Secretary of State must lay before each House of...

        4. 25.(1) The Commission must provide the Secretary of State with...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Transfer schemes

      1. Creation and apportionment of property, rights and liabilities etc.

        1. 1.A scheme may— (a) create for the transferor interests in...

        2. 2.(1) A scheme may provide for the transfer of property,...

        3. 3.A certificate by the Secretary of State that anything specified...

      2. Employment contracts

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies if rights and liabilities under a...

        2. 5.(1) Rights and liabilities under a contract of employment are...

        3. 6.Nothing in this Schedule affects any right a person has...

      3. Civil servants treated as employed under a contract of employment etc.

        1. 7.(1) This Schedule applies with the following modifications in relation...

      4. Compensation

        1. 8.A scheme may contain provision for the payment of compensation...

      5. Continuity

        1. 9.A transfer under this Schedule does not affect the validity...

        2. 10.Anything which— (a) is done by the transferor for the...

        3. 11.There may be continued by or in relation to the...

        4. 12.(1) This paragraph applies to any document—

      6. Incidental provision

        1. 13.A scheme may include supplementary, incidental, transitional and consequential provision....

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Joint Nature Conservation Committee

      1. Membership

        1. 1.(1) The joint committee is to consist of 14 members—...

        2. 2.The members appointed by the Secretary of State must not...

        3. 3.(1) The members appointed by the Secretary of State must...

      2. Term of office of members appointed by Secretary of State

        1. 4.Subject to paragraphs 5 and 6, a member appointed by...

        2. 5.A member appointed by the Secretary of State may resign...

        3. 6.The Secretary of State may remove a member appointed by...

      3. Remuneration and allowances etc.

        1. 7.The joint committee must pay to the members appointed by...

        2. 8.If required to do so by the Secretary of State,...

        3. 9.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person ceases to...

      4. Staff: general

        1. 10.The joint committee may, with the approval of the Secretary...

        2. 11.The joint committee must pay to its employees such remuneration...

        3. 12.The joint committee may— (a) pay such pensions, gratuities or...

      5. Formation of company

        1. 13.(1) With the consent of the Secretary of State, and...

      6. Funding

        1. 14.(1) The funding bodies must provide the joint committee with...

        2. 15.(1) The Secretary of State may make grants to the...

      7. Procedure

        1. 16.(1) The joint committee may determine its own procedure (including...

      8. Discharge of functions

        1. 17.(1) The joint committee may authorise any of their functions...

      9. Annual reports

        1. 18.(1) As soon as possible after the end of each...

      10. Interpretation

        1. 19.(1) In this Schedule “the appropriate authorities” means—

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Enforcement powers in connection with wildlife

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

        1. 1.After section 18 insert— Wildlife inspectors (1) In this Part, “wildlife inspector” means a person authorised...

        2. 2.(1) Amend section 19 (powers of constables to stop, search,...

        3. 3.After section 19 insert— Constables' powers in connection with samples...

        4. 4.Omit sections 19ZA (enforcement: wildlife inspectors) and 19ZB (power to...

        5. 5.(1) Amend section 21 (penalties etc.) as follows.

        6. 6.In section 27 (interpretation of Part 1), in subsection (1),...

      2. Part 2 Powers of wildlife inspectors extended to certain other Acts

        1. Introduction

          1. 7.In this Part “the enforcement provisions of the 1981 Act...

        2. Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932 (c. 12)

          1. 8.(1) The enforcement provisions of the 1981 Act relating to...

        3. Conservation of Seals Act 1970 (c. 30)

          1. 9.The enforcement provisions relating to Group 1 offences and Group...

        4. Deer Act 1991 (c. 54)

          1. 10.The enforcement provisions relating to Group 1 offences and Group...

        5. Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (c. 51)

          1. 11.The enforcement provisions relating to Group 1 offences and Group...

      3. Part 3 Codes of practice

        1. 12.(1) The Secretary of State may— (a) issue a code...

      4. Part 4 Constable's search warrant power extended to certain other Acts

        1. 13.(1) Section 19(3) of the 1981 Act (issue of search...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Wildlife offences: time limits for proceedings

      1. Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932 (c. 12)

        1. 1.In section 6 (offences relating to importation etc. of musk...

      2. Conservation of Seals Act 1970 (c. 30)

        1. 2.In section 5 (penalties for offences), after subsection (2) insert—...

      3. Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69)

        1. 3.(1) Amend section 20 (summary prosecutions) as follows.

        2. 4.After section 51 insert— Summary prosecutions (1) Proceedings in England and Wales for a summary offence...

      4. Deer Act 1991 (c. 54)

        1. 5.In section 9 (penalties for offences relating to deer), after...

      5. Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (c. 51)

        1. 6.After section 12 insert— Time limit for bringing summary proceedings...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Designated bodies

      1. 1.A conservation board for an area of outstanding natural beauty...

      2. 2.A joint committee of two or more local authorities which...

      3. 3.A local authority (as defined by section 86).

      4. 4.A National Park authority established for a National Park in...

      5. 5.The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew....

      6. 6.The British Potato Council.

      7. 7.The British Waterways Board.

      8. 8.The Broads Authority.

      9. 9.The Commission for Rural Communities.

      10. 10.The Environment Agency.

      11. 11.Food From Britain.

      12. 12.The Forestry Commissioners.

      13. 13.The Gangmasters' Licensing Authority.

      14. 14.The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.

      15. 15.The Home-Grown Cereals Authority.

      16. 16.The Horticultural Development Council.

      17. 17.The Meat and Livestock Commission.

      18. 18.The Milk Development Council.

      19. 19.The National Forest Company.

      20. 20.Natural England.

      21. 21.The Seafish Industry Authority.

      22. 22.The Wine Standards Board.

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Agricultural etc. boards

      1. Status

        1. 1.A board is (by virtue of this Schedule) a body...

        2. 2.A board is not to be regarded—

      2. Membership

        1. 3.A board is to consist of— (a) a chairman appointed...

        2. 4.The appropriate authority may appoint one of the members to...

        3. 5.A section 87 order may include provision as to qualification...

      3. Term of office

        1. 6.A section 87 order may include provision as to—

      4. Remuneration and pensions

        1. 7.A section 87 order may include provision—

      5. Staff

        1. 8.A section 87 order may include provision as to the...

      6. Reports, accounts etc.

        1. 9.A section 87 order may include provision requiring the board...

        2. 10.A section 87 order must include provision—

        3. 11.A section 87 order may include provision requiring any documents...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Functions which may be assigned to boards

      1. 1.Promoting or undertaking scientific research.

      2. 2.(1) Promoting or undertaking inquiry— (a) as to materials and...

      3. 3.Promoting the production and marketing of standard products.

      4. 4.Promoting the better definition of trade descriptions and consistency in...

      5. 5.Developing, promoting, marketing or operating— (a) standards relating to the...

      6. 6.Developing, reviewing or operating schemes for the certification of products...

      7. 7.Undertaking the certification of products, the registration of certification trade...

      8. 8.Providing or promoting the provision of— (a) training for persons...

      9. 9.(1) Promoting— (a) the adoption of measures for securing safer...

      10. 10.Promoting or undertaking research into the incidence, prevention and cure...

      11. 11.Promoting or undertaking arrangements for encouraging the entry of persons...

      12. 12.Promoting or undertaking research for improving arrangements for marketing and...

      13. 13.Promoting or undertaking research into matters relating to the consumption...

      14. 14.Promoting arrangements— (a) for co-operative organisations, (b) for supplying materials...

      15. 15.Promoting the development of export trade, including promoting or undertaking...

      16. 16.Promoting or undertaking arrangements for better acquainting the public in...

      17. 17.Promoting or undertaking the collection and formulation of statistics.

      18. 18.Advising on any matters relating to the industry (other than...

      19. 19.Undertaking arrangements for making available information obtained, and for advising,...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Ancillary provisions relating to boards

      1. Acting through subsidiaries

        1. 1.(1) A section 87 order may include provision—

      2. Registers, returns and other information

        1. 2.(1) A section 87 order may include provision—

      3. Investigative powers

        1. 3.(1) A section 87 order may include provision conferring a...

      4. Reserve funds etc.

        1. 4.(1) A section 87 order may include provision for enabling...

      5. Levies

        1. 5.(1) A section 87 order may include provision—

      6. Power to charge for services

        1. 6.A section 87 order may provide that the board (or...

      7. Incidental powers

        1. 7.(1) A section 87 order may include provision enabling the...

      8. Approval of appropriate authority, consultation etc.

        1. 8.(1) A section 87 order may include provision making the...

      9. Offences

        1. 9.(1) A section 87 order may create offences in relation...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 General

        1. Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932 (c. 12)

          1. 1.(1) Amend section 5 (provisions as to musk rats found...

        2. Hill Farming Act 1946 (c. 73)

          1. 2.Omit section 32 (advisory committees).

          2. 3.In section 34 (power to enter on and inspect land),...

        3. Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947 (c. 40)

          1. 4.In section 5 (restriction on disclosure of information), after subsection...

          2. 5.(1) Amend section 9 (levies for certain purposes for industries...

        4. National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (c. 97)

          1. 6.For the title of Part 1, substitute “ The Countryside...

          2. 7.(1) Amend section 1 (the Countryside Agency and the Countryside...

          3. 8.(1) Amend section 3 (power of Minister to give directions...

          4. 9.In section 4A (application of Part 2 in Wales), in...

          5. 10.In each of the following provisions for “the Agency” substitute...

          6. 11.(1) Amend section 6 (general duties of Agency in relation...

          7. 12.For section 15 (meaning of “nature reserve”) substitute— Meaning of...

          8. 13.(1) Amend section 15A (meaning of “Nature Conservancy Council”) as...

          9. 14.(1) Amend section 16 (agreements for management of nature reserves)...

          10. 15.In each of the following provisions for “the Nature Conservancy...

          11. 16.In section 17 (compulsory acquisition of land for establishment of...

          12. 17.In section 18 (compulsory acquisition of land for maintenance of...

          13. 18.In section 19 (declarations as to what are nature reserves),...

          14. 19.In section 21 (establishment of nature reserves by local authorities),...

          15. 20.In section 50A (application of Part 4 in Wales), in...

          16. 21.In section 64 (access agreements), omit subsection (5).

          17. 22.In the heading to section 85 (general duty of Commission...

          18. 23.In the heading to section 86 (information services to be...

          19. 24.In section 114 (interpretation), in subsection (1), omit the definition...

          20. 25.In Schedule 1 (provisions as to making, confirmation, coming into...

        5. Manoeuvres Act 1958 (7 & 8 Eliz. 2 c. 7)

          1. 26.In— (a) section 1 (power to authorise execution of manoeuvres),...

        6. Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 (c. 47)

          1. 27.In section 19 (consumers' committees and committees' of investigation), omit...

          2. 28.(1) Amend section 20 (directions by Ministers to boards as...

          3. 29.(1) Amend section 21 (temporary directions by Ministers) as follows....

          4. 30.(1) Amend section 32 (general provisions as to commissions and...

          5. 31.In section 47 (restrictions on disclosing certain information obtained under...

          6. 32.In section 53 (provisions as to Northern Ireland), in subsection...

          7. 33.In Schedule 3 (matters referred to in the definition of...

        7. Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)

          1. 34.(1) In Schedule 1 (definition of public records), amend Part...

        8. Cereals Marketing Act 1965 (c. 14)

          1. 35.In section 6 (further non-trading functions of Authority), in subsection...

          2. 36.In section 17 (offences in relation to scheme under section...

        9. Superannuation Act 1965 (c. 74)

          1. 37.In section 39 (meaning of “public office” etc.), in subsection...

        10. Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966 (c. 38)

          1. 38.In section 5A (byelaws under section 5 for marine environmental...

        11. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

          1. 39.(1) Amend Schedule 2 (departments and authorities subject to investigation)...

        12. Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22)

          1. 40.Omit section 24 (disclosure of information).

        13. Countryside Act 1968 (c. 41)

          1. 41.In the heading preceding section 1, for “Agency” substitute “...

          2. 42.For section 1 (general functions of the Countryside Agency and...

          3. 43.(1) Amend section 2 (new functions of the Agency) as...

          4. 44.(1) Amend section 4 (experimental projects or schemes) as follows....

          5. 45.In section 8 (country park: sailing, boating, bathing and fishing),...

          6. 46.(1) Amend section 12 (facilities in or near National Parks)...

          7. 47.In section 13 (lakes in national parks: control of boats...

          8. 48.(1) Amend section 15 (agreements in respect of areas of...

          9. 49.(1) Amend section 15A (compulsory purchase) as follows.

          10. 50.In section 23 (provision of facilities by Forestry Commissioners), in...

          11. 51.In section 37 (protection for interests in countryside) for “the...

          12. 52.In section 38 (avoidance of pollution), for “the Agency” substitute...

          13. 53.(1) Amend section 41 (power to make byelaws and related...

          14. 54.In section 45 (agreements with landowners), in subsection (1), omit...

          15. 55.(1) Amend section 46 (application of general provisions of 1949...

          16. 56.In section 49 (interpretation), in subsection (2), omit the definition...

        14. Conservation of Seals Act 1970 (c. 30)

          1. 57.(1) Amend section 10 (power to grant licences) as follows....

        15. Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)

          1. 58.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (kinds of employment to which that...

        16. Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7)

          1. 59.For section 9 (grants and loans by the Countryside Agency...

        17. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

          1. 60.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (offices disqualifying for membership) as follows....

        18. Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

          1. 61.(1) Amend Schedule 1A (bodies and other persons subject to...

        19. Import of Live Fish (England and Wales) Act 1980 (c. 27)

          1. 62.In section 1 (power to limit the import etc. of...

        20. Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)

          1. 63.In section 105B (procedure), in subsection (8), in paragraph (b)...

          2. 64.In section 119D (diversion of certain highways for protection of...

          3. 65.In section 119E (provisions supplementary to section 119D), in subsection...

          4. 66.In section 120 (exercise of powers of making public path...

          5. 67.In section 135A (temporary diversion for dangerous works), in subsection...

        21. Animal Health Act 1981 (c. 22)

          1. 68.(1) Amend section 21 (destruction of wild life on infection...

          2. 69.In section 22 (powers of entry for section 21), in...

        22. Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69)

          1. 70.In section 10 (exceptions to section 9), in subsection (5),...

          2. 71.In section 15 (endangered species (import and export)), in subsection...

          3. 72.(1) Amend section 16 (power to grant licences) as follows....

          4. 73.(1) In section 21 (penalties, forfeitures, etc.), in subsections (4)...

          5. 74.(1) Amend section 22 (power to vary Schedules) as follows....

          6. 75.(1) Amend section 24 (functions of Nature Conservancy Council) as...

          7. 76.(1) Amend section 27 (interpretation of Part 1) as follows....

          8. 77.Omit section 27A (construction of references to Nature Conservancy Council)...

          9. 78.Before section 28 insert— Sites of special scientific interest and...

          10. 79.In sections 28 to 32 (which relate to sites of...

          11. 80.In section 28E (duties in relation to sites of special...

          12. 81.(1) Amend section 28G (statutory undertakers, etc.: general duty) as...

          13. 82.In section 33 (ministerial guidance as respects areas of special...

          14. 83.(1) Amend section 34 (limestone pavement orders) as follows.

          15. 84.Before section 35 insert— Nature reserves, marine nature reserves and...

          16. 85.In sections 35 to 37, for “the Nature Conservancy Council”...

          17. 86.In section 37A (Ramsar sites—wetlands of international importance), in subsections...

          18. 87.In section 39 (management agreements with owners and occupiers of...

          19. 88.(1) Amend section 41 (duties of agriculture Ministers with respect...

          20. 89.Before section 42 insert— Application of sections 42 to 45...

          21. 90.(1) Amend section 43 (maps of National Parks showing certain...

          22. 91.(1) Amend section 45 (power to vary orders designating National...

          23. 92.(1) Amend section 47 (provisions with respect to the Countryside...

          24. 93.In section 49 (extension of power to appoint wardens)—

          25. 94.(1) Amend section 50 (payments under certain agreements offered by...

          26. 95.(1) Amend section 51 (powers of entry) as follows.

          27. 96.In section 52 (interpretation of Part 2), in subsection (1),...

          28. 97.(1) Amend section 71 (general interpretation) as follows.

          29. 98.Omit Schedule 13 (provisions with respect to the Countryside Agency)....

        23. Derelict Land Act 1982 (c. 42)

          1. 99.In section 1 (power of Secretary of State to give...

        24. Agricultural Marketing (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 (S.I. 1982/1080 (N.I. 12))

          1. 100.Omit— (a) Article 21 (committee of investigation), and

          2. 101.(1) Amend Article 29 (restrictions on disclosing certain information obtained...

        25. Miscellaneous Financial Provisions Act 1983 (c. 29)

          1. 102.Omit section 1 (functions of Countryside Agency in relation to...

        26. National Heritage Act 1983 (c. 47)

          1. 103.In section 24 (general functions of the Board), omit subsections...

        27. Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)

          1. 104.(1) Amend section 22 (traffic regulation for special areas in...

        28. Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (c. 51)

          1. 105.In Schedule 3 (gifts for national purposes, etc.), for “English...

        29. General Consumer Council (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/1822 (N.I. 12))

          1. 106.Omit Article 7 (functions of the General Consumer Council in...

        30. Agriculture Act 1986 (c. 49)

          1. 107.In section 18 (designation and management of environmentally sensitive areas),...

        31. Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (c. 53)

          1. 108.In Schedule 2 (supplementary provisions as to the scheduled works...

          2. 109.In Schedule 3 (planning permission), in paragraph 17(4), for paragraphs...

        32. Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 (c. 4)

          1. 110.(1) Amend section 4 (conservation of areas of natural beauty)...

          2. 111.In section 5 (notification of certain operations within the Broads),...

          3. 112.In— (a) section 6 (byelaws: general), in subsection (4),

          4. 113.In Schedule 2 (variation of area treated as the broads)—...

          5. 114.In Schedule 3 (functions of Authority), in paragraph 33(1), for...

        33. Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)

          1. 115.In Schedule 9 (preservation of amenity and fisheries), in paragraph...

        34. Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43)

          1. 116.In section 36 (grant of waste management licenses), in subsection...

          2. 117.(1) For section 128 (creation and constitution of new Councils)...

          3. 118.For section 129 (grants by Secretary of State to new...

          4. 119.In section 130 (countryside functions of Welsh Council)—

          5. 120.(1) Amend section 131 (nature conservation functions: preliminary) as follows....

          6. 121.(1) Amend section 132 (general functions of the Councils) as...

          7. 122.Omit section 133 (special functions of the Councils).

          8. 123.(1) Amend section 134 (grants and loans by Councils) as...

          9. 124.Omit sections 135 to 138 (dissolution of Nature Conservancy Council...

          10. 125.In section 161 (regulations, orders and directions), in subsection (4)(b),...

          11. 126.(1) Amend Schedule 6 as follows. (2) Omit paragraphs 1...

          12. 127.Omit Schedules 7 (the Joint Nature Conservation Committee) and 10...

        35. Deer Act 1991 (c. 54)

          1. 128.(1) Amend section 8 (exceptions for persons licensed by the...

        36. Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)

          1. 129.(1) Amend section 4 (environmental duties with respect to sites...

          2. 130.In section 5 (codes of practice with respect to environmental...

          3. 131.(1) Amend section 156 (restriction on disposals of land) as...

          4. 132.In Schedule 1A (the Water Services Regulation Authority), omit paragraph...

        37. Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57)

          1. 133.In Schedule 6 (orders relating to abstraction of small quantities...

        38. Land Drainage Act 1991 (c. 59)

          1. 134.(1) Amend section 61C (duties with respect to sites of...

          2. 135.In section 61E (codes of practice), in subsection (4)(b), for...

        39. Transport and Works Act 1992 (c. 42)

          1. 136.In section 6 (applications for orders relating to railways, tramways,...

        40. Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (c. 51)

          1. 137.In section 10 (licences)— (a) in subsections (1), (3), (4)...

        41. Agriculture Act 1993 (c. 37)

          1. 138.Omit section 20 (functions under section 19 of the Agricultural...

        42. Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/2665 (N.I. 10))

          1. 139.Omit Article 22 (functions of certain bodies in relation to...

        43. Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

          1. 140.In section 4 (principal aims and objectives of the Environment...

          2. 141.(1) Amend section 8 (environmental duties with respect to sites...

          3. 142.In section 9 (codes of practice with respect to environmental...

          4. 143.In section 66 (National Park Management Plans), in subsection (7)(a),...

          5. 144.In section 72 (National Park grant), in subsection (2), for...

          6. 145.In section 99 (consultation before making or modifying certain subordinate...

          7. 146.In Schedule 7 (National Park authorities), in paragraphs 4(1) and...

        44. Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996 (c. 61)

          1. 147.In Schedule 6 (planning conditions), in the table in paragraph...

          2. 148.In Schedule 14 (overhead lines: consent), in the table in...

        45. Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38)

          1. 149.In Schedule 4 (public bodies subject to reform by Assembly),...

          2. 150.In Schedule 5 (bodies and offices covered by section 74),...

        46. Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)

          1. 151.In section 352 (the Mayor's biodiversity action plan), in subsection...

          2. 152.In section 408 (transfer of property, rights or liabilities), in...

        47. Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

          1. 153.(1) In Schedule 1 (public authorities), amend Part 6 as...

        48. Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c. 37)

          1. 154.In section 1 (principal definitions for Part 1), in subsection...

          2. 155.In section 4 (duty to prepare maps), in subsection (1),...

          3. 156.(1) Amend section 20 (codes of conduct and other information)...

          4. 157.In section 26 (nature conservation and heritage preservation), in subsection...

          5. 158.In section 33 (guidance by countryside bodies to National Park...

          6. 159.In section 58 (application for path creation order), for subsection...

          7. 160.In section 61 (rights of way improvement plans: supplemental), in...

          8. 161.Omit section 73 (Nature Conservancy Council for England: change of...

          9. 162.Omit section 74 (conservation of biological diversity).

          10. 163.In section 82 (designation of areas of outstanding natural beauty),...

          11. 164.In each of the following provisions for “the Agency” substitute...

          12. 165.In section 85 (general duty of public bodies etc.), in...

          13. 166.In section 87 (general purposes and powers), in subsection (2),...

          14. 167.In section 90 (supplementary provisions relating to management plans for...

          15. 168.In section 92 (interpretation of Part 4 etc.), in subsection...

          16. 169.In section 101 (expenses), omit paragraph (a).

          17. 170.(1) In Schedule 11 (transitional provisions and savings relating to...

        49. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11)

          1. 171.In Schedule 2 (listed authorities), in Part 2, omit paragraphs...

        50. Water Act 2003 (c. 37)

          1. 172.In Schedule 1 (the Water Services Regulation Authority), in the...

        51. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 4)

          1. 173.In Schedule 2 (the specified authorities), omit the entry relating...

        52. Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (c. 36)

          1. 174.In Schedule 1 (Category 1 and 2 responders), after paragraph...

      2. Part 2 Inland waterways

        1. 175.(1) In— (a) the provisions listed in sub-paragraph (2), and...

        2. 176.In Part 1 of Schedule 17 to the Transport Act...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

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