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Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

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[F14.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the Department may by written notice withdraw an approval if at any time during the continuance of the approval.N.I.

(a)the Department is of the opinion that if the approval had expired at that time it would have been minded not to grant a further approval;

(b)it appears to the Department on reasonable grounds that the verifier is, or has been, in breach of any condition contained in the approval; or

(c)any fee due to the Department by virtue of a requirement made by it under paragraph 1 has not been paid.

(2) Except where the Department considers in the circumstances of any particular case that it is necessary for it to withdraw an approval without delay, it shall not withdraw an approval unless it has given the verifier at least 28 days written notice of its intention to do so and of the grounds for withdrawal.

(3) Where the Department withdraws an approval without giving the notice required by sub-paragraph (2), it shall, at or before the time when the withdrawal takes effect, give the verifier written notice of the grounds for withdrawal and of its reasons for considering it necessary to withdraw the approval without delay.

(4) Where a verifier receives notice under sub-paragraph (2) or (3), he may within 21 days of receipt of the notice make representations in writing to the Department.

(5) The Department shall consider any representations so made and, having done so, shall notify the verifier of its decision.]

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