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1(1)After subsection (3) of section 1 of the 1976 Act (restriction on importation and exportation of certain animals and plants) there shall be inserted the following subsections—U.K.

(3A)Subsection (3) above shall not apply in relation to an application of any description if the scientific authority concerned has advised the Secretary of State as to whether licences should be issued in pursuance of applications of that description and, if so, their terms.

(3B)Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that the issue of a licence authorising the importation or exportation of any item which—

(a)is part of or derives from or is made wholly or partly from an animal of any of the kinds to which Schedule 1 or a plant of any of the kinds to which Schedule 2 to this Act for the time being applies ; but

(b)is not an item to which Schedule 3 to this Act for the time being applies.

would facilitate the importation or exportation of that item, he may, if he considers it expedient to do so, issue such a licence.

(2)In subsections (4), (5), (6) and (7) of that section after the words “subsection (2)” there shall be inserted the words “or (3B)”.

(3)In subsection (4) of that section after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(aa)may be issued either to all persons, to persons of a class or to a particular person ;

(ab)may be subject to compliance with any specified conditions,; and in paragraph (c) of that subsection for the words from “a period” to “shorter” there shall be substituted the word “such”.

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