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Clause 12—(Enforcement, Penalties, Etc)

Volume 527: debated on Friday 21 May 1954

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Lords Amendment: In page 11, line 10, at end, insert:

"and where an order has been made under section three of this Act, any local authority shall have power to institute proceedings for an offence under that order committed within the area of that authority."

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

Subsection (4) enables county and county borough councils in England and Wales to institute proceedings for offences under the Bill. The Amendment extends power to district councils to institute proceedings for offences in areas of bird sanctuaries, for they are, of course, of local interest. It therefore seems appropriate that a district council should be able to enforce the orders.

12.30 p.m.

Question put, and agreed to.