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Price Marking (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 17

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Price Marking (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

24th January 1996

Coming into operation

21st February 1996

The Department of Economic Development, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 of the Prices Act 1974(1) and now vested in it(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, having consulted(3), in such manner as appeared to it to be appropriate having regard to the subject-matter and urgency of the Order, with such organisations representative of interests substantially affected by the Order as appeared to it, having regard to those matters, to be appropriate, hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Price Marking (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 21st February 1996.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the Price Marking Order (Northern Ireland) 1992

2.  In Article 5(2)(c) of the Price Marking Order (Northern Ireland) 1992(5), for the words “7th June 1995” there shall be substituted the words “7th June 1997”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Economic Development on

L.S.

A. L. Brown

Assistant Secretary

24th January 1996.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order amends the Price Marking Order (Northern Ireland) 1992 (“the 1992 Order”) which implemented Council Directive 79/581/EEC (O.J. No. L158, 26.6.79, p. 19) (“the 1979 Directive”) as amended by Council Directive 88/315/EEC (O.J. No. L142, 9.6.88, p. 23) and Council Directive 88/314/EEC (O.J. No. L142, 9.6.88, p. 19) (“the 1988 Directive”) on consumer protection in the indication of the prices of foodstuffs and non-food products, respectively.

Article 5(2)(c) of the 1992 Order required the indication of the unit price of certain goods pre-packed in pre-established quantities from 7th June 1995. This Order substitutes the date of 7th June 1997 for the date of 7th June 1995 pursuant to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Directive 95/58/EC (O.J. No. L299, 12.12.95, p. 11) which so amended the 1979 and 1988 Directives.

(1)

1974 c. 24; section 4 was amended by the Price Commission Act 1977 (c. 33), section 16(1) to (3)

(3)

1974 c. 24 see sections 2(6) and 4(3)

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