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The Food Safety(Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Financial provisions

Regulations as to charges

44.—(1) Regulations may require or authorise charges to be imposed by district councils or, as the case may be, the Department of Agriculture in respect of things done by those councils or that Department which are required or authorised by or under this Order.

(2) Regulations under this Article may include such provision as the Department concerned sees fit as regards charges for which the regulations provide and the recovery of such charges; and nothing in paragraphs (3) and (4) shall prejudice this.

(3) Regulations under this Article may provide that the amount of a charge (if imposed) is to be at the discretion of the district council or, as the case may be, the Department of Agriculture or to be at its discretion subject to a maximum or a minimum.

(4) Regulations under this Article providing that a charge may not exceed a maximum amount, or be less than a minimum amount, may prescribe, as regards any amount, a sum or a method of calculating the amount.

Expenses of authorised officers

45.  Any expenses which are incurred under this Order by an authorised officer in procuring samples, and causing samples to be analysed or examined, shall be defrayed by the district council or, as the case may be, the Department of Agriculture.

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