Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

9Licences to kill or take seals
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(1)The Secretary of State’s functions of granting and revoking licences under section 10 of the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 (c. 30) (power to grant licences) are transferred to the MMO.

(2)Any licences—

(a)granted by the Secretary of State under that section before the coming into force of this section, and

(b)having effect in relation to the whole or any part of England or the English inshore region,

are to have effect as from the coming into force of this section as licences granted by the MMO.

(3)Any application for a licence under that section in relation to the whole or any part of England or the English inshore region which was made, but not determined or withdrawn, before the coming into force of this section is to be treated as an application made to the MMO after the coming into force of this section.