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Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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14Interpretation.N.I.

(1)In this Act,—

  • “authorised officer” means an officer of the Ministry or a person authorised by the Ministry to exercise or perform functions under this Act;

  • “licensed testing establishment” means an establishment licensed under seeds regulations for the testing of seeds;

  • “Ministry” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(1);

  • “official testing station” means an official seed testing station maintained by the Ministry under this Act;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by seeds regulations;

  • “seeds” includes agricultural and horticultural seeds, vegetable seeds, flower seeds, seeds of grasses, whether used for agricultural purposes or other purposes, and seeds of trees;

  • “statutory statement” means a statement given in pursuance of seeds regulations, whether the statement be in the form of a notice or other document, or in the form of particulars given on any label or container or package, or in any other form, and a statement delivered under section 8(4).

(2)In this Act references to a contravention of any provision contained in this Act or in seeds regulations include references to anything which, by the regulations, is expressed to be an offence against a provision contained in the regulations and also include references to any failure to comply with a condition subject to which an exemption is granted by or under seeds regulations.

(3)In this Act any reference to an offence under this Act includes, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to a contravention of any provision contained in seeds regulations.

(4)References in this Act to seeds are references to seeds for sowing.

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