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Lough Neagh Drainage (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

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Lough Neagh Drainage (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

1970 CHAPTER 7

An Act to make further provision with respect to the levels of Lough Neagh.

[5th February 1970]

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1Levels of Lough Neagh.N.I.

(1)The purposes for which a scheme may be made under section 1 of the Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Drainage and Navigation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 [1955 c.15] shall include the following:—

(a)permitting water to be abstracted from Lough Neagh and the Lower Bann River;

(b)facilitating the disposal of effluents from the Lough;

(c)preserving fisheries and natural beauty;

(d)facilitating recreation and tourism; and

(e)conserving fauna and flora.

(2)Notwithstanding anything in the Lough Neagh (Levels) Scheme 1955, the Ministry of Agriculture may permit the level of Lough Neagh to fall below the lower level specified in that Scheme during such period as it appears to the Ministry necessary to do so in order to make good, as far as is reasonably practicable, any diminution in the flow in the Lower Bann River resulting from abstractions, approved by the Ministry of DevelopmentF1 and commenced before 31st December, 1975, from the River and the Lough.

F1Functions transf. to D/Env., SRO (NI) 1973/504

2Short title and citation.N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Lough Neagh Drainage (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 and this Act and the Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Drainage and Navigation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 may be cited together as the Lough Neagh Drainage Acts (Northern Ireland) 1955 and 1970.

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