Forestry Act 1988. | Land Portal

Resource information

Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
© FAO. FAO is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data presented. Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way.

The Minister, after consultation with the Minister for Finance, shall cause a private company conforming to the conditions laid down in this Act to be formed and registered under the Companies Acts (sect. 9). The principal objects of the company shall be stated in its memorandum of association to be (a) to carry on the business of forestry and related activities on a commercial basis and in accordance with efficient silvicultural practices, (b) to establish and carry on woodland industries, (c) to participate with others in forestry and related activities consistent with its objects, designed to enhance the effective and profitable operation of the company, and (d) to utilise and manage the resources available to it in a manner consistent with the above objects (sect. 12). The company shall submit to and agree with the Minister each year a programme for the sale and acquisition of land and the sale of timber, whether standing or felled (sect. 14). The Minister may at the request of the company or on his own behalf make bye-laws to regulate access to or use of any land owned, managed or used by the company (sect. 37). On the vesting day all land (other than land designated by the Minister) which was vested in the Minister and was used or had been acquired for the purposes of functions assigned by this Act to the company and all rights, powers and privileges relating to or connected with such land shall, without any conveyance or assignment stand vested in the company (sect. 39). (53 sections)

Implemented by: Forestry (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 691 of 2003). (2003-12-16)
Amended by: Forestry (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 40 of 2009). (2009-12-20)
Amends: Forestry Act 1946. (2000-08-15)

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
LEG Database Workgroup

The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet. In August 2012, BAILII included 90 databases covering 7 jurisdictions. The system contains around 36 gigabytes of legal materials and around 297,513 searchable documents.

Data provider

Share this page