SCHEDULE 9Repeals and consequential amendments

Pet Animals Act 1951

2.—(1) The Pet Animals Act 1951 is amended as follows.

(2) Section 1(1) (restriction on keeping a pet shop) ceases to have effect in relation to England.

(3) In section 1—

(a)in subsection (1), after “shop” insert “in Wales”;

(b)in subsection (2), after “Every local authority” insert “in Wales”;

(c)in subsection (3), after “shop” and “a local authority” insert “in Wales”;

(d)in subsection (4), after “local authority” insert “in Wales”.

(4) In section 4(1) (inspection of pet shops), after “A local authority” insert “in Wales”.

(5) In section 6 (power of local authority to prosecute)—

(a)the existing text becomes subsection (1) and in that text omit “England or”;

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(2) A local authority in England may prosecute proceedings for an offence under section 2 committed in the area of the authority..