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Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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1.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations—

(a)Table I applies—

(i)to seed potatoes classified under these Regulations as being of the class Pre-basic TC; and

(ii)to pre-basic seed potatoes produced outside Northern Ireland which are approved by the Department as being equivalent to that class;

(b)Table II applies—

(i)to seed potatoes classified under these Regulations as being of the class Pre-basic 1 or 2; and

(ii)to pre-basic seed potatoes produced outside Northern Ireland which are approved by the Department as being equivalent to these classes;

(c)Table III applies—

(i)to basic seed potatoes classified under these Regulations as being of the classes VTSC 1 or VTSC 2; and

(ii)to basic seed potatoes produced in any other part of the United Kingdom which are approved by the Department as being of a class equivalent to either of these classes;

(d)Table IV applies—

(i)to basic seed potatoes classified under these Regulations as being seed potatoes of a class other than VTSC 1 or VTSC 2; and

(ii)to basic seed potatoes produced in any other part of the United Kingdom which are approved by the Department as being seed potatoes equivalent to any of the classes other than VTSC 1 or VTSC 2; and

(e)Table V applies in the case of basic seed potatoes produced outside the United Kingdom.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), any tolerance in a Column of any of the Tables in this Schedule expressed as a percentage is a reference to the proportion which the weight of potatoes affected by the disease, pest, damage or defect bears to the total weight of the sample taken in accordance with regulation 18(3) and Schedule 8, expressed as a percentage.

(3) In the case of dirt or other extraneous matter, any tolerance in a Column of any of the Tables in this Schedule expressed as a percentage is a reference to the proportion which the weight of such matter bears to the total weight of the sample taken in accordance with regulation 18(3) and Schedule 8, expressed as a percentage.

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