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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 116 (C. 11)

Wildlife

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2012

Made

17th April 2012

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

19th April 2012

Coming into force

1st May 2012

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 43(1) and (2)(a) of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2012 and comes into force on 1st May 2012.

Appointed day

2.  1st May 2012 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011:—

(a)Section 14 as follows:—

(i)subsection (2)(a), so far as is necessary to enable the Scottish Ministers to make provision by order under section 14(1)(a)(ii), 14(2B), 14(2C) and 14(2D) of the 1981 Act;

(ii)subsection (3), so far as is necessary to enable the Scottish Ministers to make provision by order under section 14ZC(1) and (2) of the 1981 Act; and

(iii)subsection (5), so far as is necessary to enable the Scottish Ministers to make provision by order under section 14B(1), (2), (3) and (4) of the 1981 Act; and

(b)Section 17 as follows:—

(i)subsection (6)(b)(ii) and (iii) so far as it inserts reference to section 14, 14ZC and 14B; and

(ii)subsection (6)(c), so far as it relates to orders under section 14 and 14ZC.

STEWART STEVENSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

17th April 2012

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order commences section 14 of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”), so far as is necessary to enable the Scottish Ministers to make provision by Order. It also commences certain provisions in section 17 of the 2011 Act.

Article 2(a) brings the following subsections of section 14 (non-native species etc.) into force on 1st May 2012:—

(a)subsection (2)(a) relating to the powers enabling the Scottish Ministers to make provision by Order specifying—

(i)types of animal which it is an offence for a person to release or allow to escape from captivity (new section 14(1)(a)(ii) and 14(2D) of the 1981 Act);

(ii)other types of animals to which the offence provision in section 14(1)(a)(i) or (1)(b) does not apply (new section 14(2B)(a) and 14(2D) of the 1981 Act);

(iii)types of plants to which the offence provision in section 14(2) (planting or causing to grow any plant in the wild at a place outwith its native range) does not apply (new section 14(2B)(b) and 14(2D) of the 1981 Act);

(iv)a person or conduct (that conduct being undertaken for the purposes of any enactment or authorised by any such enactment) to which the offence in section 14(1) and (2) do not apply (new section 14(2C) and (2D) of the 1981 Act);

(b)subsection (3) relating to the powers enabling the Scottish Ministers to make provision by order prohibiting the keeping of invasive animals or plants, by specifying the type of animal or plant in the order (new section 14ZC(1) and (2) of the 1981 Act); and

(c)subsection (5) relating to the powers enabling the Scottish Ministers to make provision by order about the notification of the presence of an invasive animal or invasive plant at any specified place outwith their native range where persons are, or become, aware of the presence of such animals or plants (new section 14B(1), (2), (3) and (4) of the 1981 Act).

Article 2(b) brings the following subsections of section 17 (non-native species: further provision) into force on 1st May 2012:—

(a)subsection (6)(b)(ii) and (iii) so far as it inserts reference to orders made under section 14, 14ZC and 14B the effect of which is that the provisions in section 26(4)(a) and (b) of the 1981 Act do not apply to such orders; and

(b)subsection (6)(c) so far as it relates to orders under section 14 and 14ZC, which inserts new subsection (4A) and (4B) into section 26 of the 1981 Act the effect of which is that the Scottish Ministers may only make such orders where they have consulted Scottish Natural Heritage and any other person appearing to them to have an interest in the making of the order (unless the Scottish Ministers consider it necessary to make the order urgently and without consultation in which case the requirement will not apply (new section 4B)).

Sections 1, 42 and 43 of the 2011 Act came into force on the date of Royal Assent on 7th April 2011.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Section 41st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433(2)
Section 61st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 81st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 91st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 111st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 121st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 13, in part1st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 151st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 211st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 231st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 241st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 261st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 271st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 281st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 301st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 311st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 321st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 351st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 361st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 411st January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 202nd January 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 291st April 2012S.S.I. 2011/433
Section 131st January 2013S.S.I. 2011/433
ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Section 229th June 20112011/279(3)
Section 329th June 20112011/279
Section 529th June 20112011/279
Section 6(2) and (5), in part29th June 20112011/279
Section 729th June 20112011/279
Section 8, in part29th June 20112011/279
Section 9, in part29th June 20112011/279
Section 1029th June 20112011/279
Section 12, in part29th June 20112011/279
Section 1829th June 20112011/279
Section 1929th June 20112011/279
Section 25, in part29th June 20112011/279
Section 3329th June 20112011/279
Section 3729th June 20112011/279
Section 3829th June 20112011/279
Section 3929th June 20112011/279
Section 4029th June 20112011/279
Section 341st August 20112011/279
(2)

As amended by S.S.I. 2011/437.

(3)

As amended by S.S.I. 2011/287.