Statutory Instruments

1998 No. 878


The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules 5 and 8) Order 1998


20th March 1998

Laid before Parliament

26th March 1998

Coming into force

For the purposes of article 2(2) as respects the entry relating to the Mussel, Freshwater Pearl (Margaritifera margaritifera)

27th March 1998

For all other purposes

16th April 1998

The Secretary of State—

having received a representation made jointly to him by the Nature Conservancy Councils(1);

having given any local authority affected and any other person affected an opportunity to submit objections or representations with respect to the subject matter of this Order;

being of the opinion that the animals and plants referred to in articles 2(1) and (2) and 3 of this Order are in danger of extinction in Great Britain or likely to become so endangered unless conservation measures are taken, and that the animal referred to in article 2(3) of this Order is no longer so endangered or likely to become so endangered;

in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 22(3) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:


The functions of the Nature Conservancy Councils under section 22(3) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69) as amended by paragraph 11(5) of Schedule 9 to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43) may, by virtue of section 22(3) of the 1981 Act and section 133 of the 1990 Act, be discharged only through the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.