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(1)The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries may by regulations make provision for regulating or prohibiting the burning of heather [F1grass, bracken, gorse and vaccinium]on land in England or Wales, and any such regulations may be made so as to extend to the whole of England and Wales or to any specified area therein, may regulate or prohibit the burning of heather [F1grass, bracken, gorse and vaccinium]at all times or during such period as may be specified in the regulations and may contain different provisions with respect to land in different parts of England and Wales and to different periods.
(2)If any person contravenes any provision of regulations made under this section, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F2five pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both such fine and such imprisonment.][F2level 3 on the standard scale]
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