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Antarctic Act 2013

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15Historic Sites and Monuments: permits

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

(2)In section 10 (Historic Sites and Monuments)—

(a)in subsection (1), at the end insert “, except in accordance with a permit granted under this section or under the written authorisation of another Contracting Party”;

(b)at the end insert—

(3)The Secretary of State may on the application of any person grant to him a permit authorising any United Kingdom national, or any non-national on a British expedition, who is specified or of a description specified in the permit to do anything specified or of a description specified in the permit that would otherwise constitute a contravention of subsection (1).

(4)The Secretary of State shall not grant a permit under this section unless he is satisfied that the activities authorised by the permit will be carried on only for the purposes of conservation or repair of—

(a)the Antarctic Historic Site or Monument to which the permit relates, or

(b)any object within it.

Consequential

(3)In section 15 (duty to have regard to Protocol), in each of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), after “5” insert “, 10”.

(4)In section 16 (delegation of powers)—

(a)in the heading, after “sections” insert “10,”;

(b)in subsection (1), after “section”, in both places, insert “10,”.

(5)In section 30 (evidence), in subsection (3), for “or 9(1)” substitute “, 9(1) or 10(1)”.

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