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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

Requests for information

73.Section 48 provides powers for the Scottish Ministers to request information about compliance with felling permission conditions, felling and restocking directions (including any associated conditions), registered notices to comply, remedial notices (including any associated conditions) or registered remedial notices for the purpose of monitoring compliance with those. The persons from whom the Scottish Ministers may request the information are set out in subsection (3).

74.Section 49 creates an offence, punishable upon summary conviction by a fine of up to level 5 on the standard scale, of knowingly or recklessly providing false or misleading information in response to a request for information under section 48.

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