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Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act 1961

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11Restriction on proceedings

(1)Subject to the principal Act, proceedings for any offence against that Act or the foregoing provisions of this Act—

(a)shall not be instituted except with the consent of the Attorney General or by a river board, and

(b)shall not be taken until the expiration of one month after notice has been given to the offender that the taking of such proceedings is being considered.

(2)Subsections (1) and (4) of section eight of the principal Act (which are superseded by the foregoing provisions of this section) shall cease to have effect and for the reference to the said subsection (1) in paragraph 10 of the Second Schedule to the principal Act (which saves the right of certain water undertakers to prosecute) there shall be substituted a reference to subsection (1) of this section.

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