Protection of the Environment Act 2003


Amendment of Section 111 of, and First Schedule to, Act of 1992

Amendment of section 111 of Act of 1992.

17.—Section 111 of the Act of 1992 is amended—

(a) by substituting the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) The Minister, after consultation with the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and any other Minister of the Government who in the opinion of the Minister is concerned, may—

(a) for the purposes of—

(i)   environmental protection,

(ii)   the prevention of danger to health or damage to property, or

(iii) the preservation of amenities,


(b) without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, for the purposes of giving full effect to any act adopted by an institution of the European Communities that relates to any of the matters mentioned in this section,

make regulations for the control, management, regulation or prohibition of any process or action or class of processes or actions, involving a genetically modified organism.”,


(b) by deleting subsection (4).