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Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 313


Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996


23rd July 1996

Coming into operation

23rd August 1996

The Department of Agriculture in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 1(1) and 2(1) of the Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, after consultation with representatives of such interests as appear to it to be concerned, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 23rd August 1996.

Amendment of the Vegetable Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

2.  In the table in sub-paragraph (a) of Part II of Schedule 5 (maximum weight of a seed lot and minimum weight of a submitted sample) to the Vegetable Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(3) for the figure “20” in the second column opposite the entries “Broad bean”, “French bean” and “Pea” in the first column there shall be substituted the figure “25”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on 23rd July 1996.


L. G. McKibben

Assistant Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations implement as respects Northern Ireland Commission Directive 96/18/EC (O.J. No. L76, 26.3.96, p. 21) amending Annex III to Council Directive 70/458/EEC (O.J. No. L225, 12.10.70, p.7) on the marketing of vegetable seed as amended.

These Regulations, which come into operation on 23rd August 1996, amend the Vegetable Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 to increase the maximum seed lot weight for seeds of broad bean, French bean and pea to 25 tonnes.


As amended by 1970 c. 20 (N.I.) section 10(2)

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