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4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and notwithstanding its repeal by section 65 of, and Part 5 of Schedule 5 to, the 2005 Act, the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996(1) (“the 1996 Act”) shall continue to have effect in respect of any land which is designated land immediately before 6th April 2006.
(2) Any land which is designated land immediately before 6th April 2006 shall cease to be designated land after 5th April 2006—
(a)to the extent that a dog control order (whether or not it relates to the fouling of land by dogs) made under section 55 of the 2005 Act applies in respect of it;
(b)if the designation order in question is revoked; or
(c)if the designation order in question is amended so as to reduce the extent of the designated land, to the extent of that reduction.
(3) In respect of the continued effect of the 1996 Act—
(a)section 88(2) to (8) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(2), as applied by section 4(2) and (3) of the 1996 Act, shall continue to apply as if the amendments made by section 19 of the 2005 Act to section 88 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 had not been made;
(b)notwithstanding their repeal by Part 5 of Schedule 5 to the 2005 Act, paragraph 1(2)(c) of Schedule 4 and paragraph 1(2)(b) of Schedule 5 to the Police Reform Act 2002(3) shall continue to have effect;
(c)notwithstanding its repeal by Part 9 of Schedule 5 to the 2005 Act, section 119 of the Local Government Act 2003(4) shall continue to have effect as if section 119(2)(a), (3)(a) and (c) and (4) were deleted.
(4) In this article—
“designated land” has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the 1996 Act; and
“designation order” means an order made under section 2(1) of the 1996 Act.
1990 c. 43; section 119(1) of the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26) provides that section 88(6)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 ceases to have effect in its application both to the latter Act and, by virtue of section 4(2) of the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 (c. 20), to fixed penalties for dog fouling offences.
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