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Theft Act 1968

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The Theft Act governs the picking of plant and fungi material on private land not owned by the picker. The legality of the action is conditioned by the intent of the picker. Non-commercial picking is not a crime, whereas picking for commercial sale requires the consent of the landowner or it becomes a criminal activity.

Sections of the Act relevant to NWFP:
”4 Property. (3) A person who picks mushrooms growing wild on any land, or who picks flowers, fruit or foliage from a plant growing wild on any land, does not (although not in possession of the land) steal what he picks, unless he does it for reward or for sale or other commercial purpose.

For purposes of this subsection mushroom includes any fungus, and plant includes any shrub or tree.”

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Theft Act 1968

Related to

Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865

Year 1968
Policy area
Affected activity Harvesting/Production
Affected actors Picker/harvester/hunter
Products Nuts, Berries, Bark/cork, Mushrooms/truffles
Subject NWFP
Promoter/initiator Public
Zone North West Europe
Countries United Kingdom
Regions (NUTS 2) West Wales and The Valleys
Focus on NWFP
Document category
Instrument type Regulatory
Legal status Binding
Geographical scope National
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