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Antarctic Act 2013

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14Application of offences to non-nationals

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(1)The Antarctic Act 1994 is amended as follows.

(2)In the following provisions, after “United Kingdom national” insert “, and no non-national on a British expedition,”—

(a)section 7(1) (offence of damaging flora and fauna etc);

(b)section 8(1) (offence of introducing non-native animals and plants);

(c)section 9(1) (offence of entering or remaining in restricted areas);

(d)section 10(1) (offence of damaging etc certain sites and monuments);

(e)section 11(1) (offence of entering or remaining in protected place).

(3)In section 11 (protected places)—

(a)in subsection (3) (permits), after “United Kingdom national” insert “, or any non-national on a British expedition,”;

(b)after that subsection insert—

(4)The Secretary of State shall not grant a permit under this section in respect of a non-national on a British expedition unless he is satisfied that the activities authorised by the permit will be carried on only for the purposes of education or scientific research.

(4)In section 12 (permits for activities prohibited by sections 7, 8 and 9)—

(a)the existing provision becomes subsection (1);

(b)in that provision, after “United Kingdom national” insert “, or any non-national on a British expedition,”;

(c)after that provision insert—

(2)The Secretary of State shall not grant a permit under this section in respect of a non-national on a British expedition unless he is satisfied that the activities authorised by the permit will be carried on only for the purposes of education or scientific research.

(5)In section 31(1) (interpretation), at the appropriate place insert—

  • “non-national” means an individual who is not a United Kingdom national;.

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(6)In section 3 (permits for British expeditions), in subsection (3), for “section” substitute “Act”.

(7)In section 31(1) (interpretation), at the appropriate place insert—

  • “British expedition” has the meaning given by section 3;.

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