298. Licences.

The offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 that protect wild animals generally1 do not apply to anything done under and in accordance with the terms of a licence2 granted by the appropriate authority3 for, generally4, certain specified purposes5.

A person who in order to obtain a licence makes a statement or representation, or furnishes a document or information, which he knows to be false in a material particular, or who recklessly