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The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2000

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 287


The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2000


17th August 2000

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

18th August 2000

Coming into force

19th August 2000

The Scottish Ministers, being satisfied that the site identified in article 2 of this Order is, or may prove to be, the site of a vessel lying wrecked on or in the sea bed and that on account of the historical and archaeological importance of the vessel and objects contained or formerly contained within it which may be lying on the sea bed in or near the wreck, the site ought to be protected from unauthorised interference and having dispensed with consultation in accordance with section 1(4) of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973(1), the Scottish Ministers being satisfied that the case is one in which an order should be made as a matter of immediate urgency, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 1(1) and (2) of that Act and all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:


1973 c. 33. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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