Wild Birds Protection Act, 1930

Prohibition of taking or destroying eggs.

7.—(1) The Minister may by order made on the application of the council of a county or a county borough prohibit, for reasons stated in such application, the taking or destroying either generally or in any particular years or year in such county or county borough or any particular parts or part thereof of the eggs of any wild bird whatsoever or any particular kinds or kind of wild bird, and the Minister may by any subsequent order made on the like application revoke or amend any such first-mentioned order.

(2) Every order made under the Wild Birds Protection Act, 1894, and in force immediately before the passing of this Act, shall, notwithstanding the repeal of that Act by this Act, continue in force and be capable of amendment or revocation in like manner in all respects as if it had been made under this section.

(3) Every person who shall take or destroy or incite any other person to take or destroy any egg in contravention of an order made under or continued by this section and for the time being in force shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a penalty not exceeding one pound for every such egg so taken or destroyed.