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72Interpretation of provisions relating to metal dealers etc.S

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(1)Section 37 of the 1982 Act (interpretation of sections 28 to 36) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for the definition of “itinerant metal dealer” substitute—

itinerant metal dealer” means a person who—

(a)carries on a business which consists wholly or substantially of buying or selling for scrap—

(i)metal articles that are old, broken, worn out or defaced, or

(ii)partly manufactured articles that are made wholly or partly from metal,

(b)collects articles of the kind described in paragraph (a)(i) and (ii) by means of visits from place to place, and

(c)disposes of such articles without causing them to be kept in a metal store or other premises (including by disposing or giving custody of the articles to a person who keeps a metal store),.

(3)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)For the purposes of sections 28 to 36, a person carries on business as a metal dealer if the person—

(a)carries on a business which consists wholly or substantially of buying or selling for scrap—

(i)metal articles that are old, broken, worn out or defaced, or

(ii)partly manufactured articles that are made wholly or partly from metal, or

(b)carries on business as a motor salvage operator (so far as that does not fall within paragraph (a)).

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), a person carries on business as a motor salvage operator if the person carries on a business which consists wholly or substantially of—

(a)recovering salvageable parts from motor vehicles for re-use or sale and selling or disposing of the rest of the vehicle for scrap,

(b)buying significantly damaged motor vehicles and subsequently repairing and reselling them, or

(c)buying or selling motor vehicles which are to be the subject (whether immediately or upon a subsequent resale) of any of the activities mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b)..

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I1S. 72 in force at 1.9.2016 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2016/85, art. 2, Sch. (with arts. 4, 6)

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