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The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Variation Order 1993

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Statutory Instruments

1993 No. 167 (S.11)



The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Variation Order 1993


27th January 1993

Coming into force

1st March 1993

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 50(3) and 85(3) of the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf,hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Variation Order 1993 and shall come into force on 1st March 1993.

Variation of the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Order 1975

2.  At the end of the Schedule to the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Order 1975(2) there are added, in the appropriate columns, the following entries:—

Kania Trap 2000 manufactured by or under the authority of the C E Kania Corporation, 124-21, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.The trap shall be used only for the purpose of killing or taking grey squirrels, mink, stoats, weasels, rats, mice or other small ground vermin, and set in artificial tunnels constructed for the purpose.

Hector Monro

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

St Andrew’s House,


27th January 1993

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

It is an offence under section 50 of the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 as amended by section 10 of the Pests Act 1954 to use for the purpose of killing or taking animals any spring trap other than one of the type and kind approved by the Secretary of State. This Order adds the Kania Trap 2000 to those traps already approved in the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Order 1975 and specifies the animals for which and the circumstances in which it may be used.


1948 c. 45; section 50 was amended by section 10 of the Pests Act 1954 (c. 68).


S.I. 1975/1722; amended by S.I. 1982/91, 1988/2213.

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