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The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

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Amendment of the Conservation of Seals Act 1970

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6.  In section 10 (power to grant licences) of the Conservation of Seals Act 1970(1)—

(a)after subsection (4) insert the following subsection—

(4A) A licence under this section does not authorise the use of any method of killing or taking seals which is inconsistent with regulation 41 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 or any other enactment for the time being in force for the purpose of giving effect to Article 15 of the Habitats Directive (as read subject to any derogation permitted by Article 16 of that Directive).; and

(b)after subsection (5) add the following subsection—

(6) In subsection (4A), the Habitats Directive means the Directive of the Council of the European Communities dated 21st May 1992 (No. 92/43/EEC) on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna..

(1)

1970 c.30. Section 10 has been amended by section 1(1)(b) and (7) of, and paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to, the Nature Conservancy Act 1973 (c.54); sections 12 and 73 of, and paragraph 7 of Schedule 7 and Schedule 17 to, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c.69); section 132 of, and paragraph 5 of Schedule 9 to, the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43); sections 76(1) and 102 of, and paragraph 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 10 to, and Part 3 of Schedule 16 to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c.37); section 57 of, and paragraph 3(a) of Schedule 7 to, the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 6); and section 105(1) of, and paragraph 57(1), (2) and (3) of Part 1 of Schedule 11 to, the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (c.14).

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