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Horticulture Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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25Power to give directions as to horticultural produce in transit.N.I.

(1)Where an inspection of horticultural produce of any description is made under this Act whilst the produce is in transit and an authorised officer is satisfied that the produce does not conform to any standard of quality prescribed under this Act for produce of that description, or is not graded, packed and labelled in the manner so prescribed, the Ministry or the authorised officer may direct that the produce shall be returned to the consignor at the place from which it was consigned or, if the Ministry or the authorised officer approves, at such other place within Northern Ireland as the consignor may elect, and thereupon the carrier or the consignor, as the case may require, shall, at the expense of the consignor, proceed to execute such direction with all reasonable speed.

(2)Nothing in this section shall be construed as authorising anything to be done to the prejudice of any powers of a carrier to secure payment of freight charges in respect of any consignment carried by him.

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