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9. (1) The Department may, after consultation with or on the recommendation of the Poisons Board, make regulations with respect to any of the following matters or for any of the following purposes—
(a)the sale, whether by way of wholesale dealing or by retail, or the supply of non-medicinal poisons, by or to any persons and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions—
(i)for regulating or restricting the sale or supply of non-medicinal poisons by persons whose names are entered in a district council's register under Article 7 and for prohibiting the sale of any specified non-medicinal poison by any such persons;
(ii)for dispensing with or relaxing, with respect to non-medicinal poisons, any of the provisions contained in this Order relating to the sale of non-medicinal poisons;
(b)the storage, transport and labelling of non-medicinal poisons;
(c)the containers in which non-medicinal poisons may be sold or supplied;
(d)the addition to non-medicinal poisons of specified ingredients for the purpose of rendering them readily distinguishable as non-medicinal poisons;
(e)the mixing of non-medicinal poisons;
(f)the period for which any books required to be kept for the purposes of this Order are to be preserved;
(g)the period for which any certificate given under Article 5(2)(a)(i) is to remain in force;
(h)prescribing or providing for anything which is under the provisions of this Order (other than Article 11 or 13) to be prescribed or provided for by regulations.
(2) The Department may issue to the Poisons Board a direction that its power to make recommendations as to the making of regulations with respect to the matters or for the purposes specified in paragraph (1)(a)(i), (b), (c) and (d) shall not be exercised except after consultation with such body of persons as is specified in the direction, being a body which is in the opinion of the Department representative of persons engaged in the manufacture of poisons or preparations containing poisons, and the Poisons Board shall comply with any such direction.
(3) The Department may revoke or vary any such direction, without prejudice to the issue of a new direction.
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