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The Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Pre-packed Products) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Amendment to the Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

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3.—(1) The Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 (sand and other ballast) substitute—

2.  Subject to paragraph 3, ballast—

(a)if made up in advance ready for retail sale or wholesale in a securely closed container, shall be sold only by volume or by net weight, and

(b)if not so made up, shall be sold only by volume in a multiple of 0.2 cubic metre or by net weight..

(3) In paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 (solid fuel), for sub-paragraph (1) substitute—

(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), solid fuel—

(a)if made up in advance ready for retail sale or wholesale in a securely closed container, shall be sold only by net weight;

(b)if not so made up—

(i)shall be sold only in one of the following quantities by net weight, that is to say, 10, 15, 25, 50 or 62·5 kilograms; and

(ii)except in a case where the provisions of paragraph 5 or of an order under paragraph 7(2)(a) or the provisions of Part III of this Schedule apply, the quantity by net weight of solid fuel shall be made known to the buyer before or at the time when he takes possession of the solid fuel..

(4) For paragraph 2 of Part II of Schedule 6 (miscellaneous goods other than foods), substitute—

2.  Subject to paragraph 3, any goods to which this Part applies—

(a)if made up in advance ready for retail sale or wholesale in a securely closed container, shall be sold only by volume, and

(b)if not so made up, shall be sold only by volume in a multiple of 0.1 cubic metre..

(5) In Schedule 7 (composite goods and collections of articles)—

(a)in paragraph 3(2)—

(i)after “marked with” and before “an indication of quantity” insert—

(a)an indication of the total capacity of the container (indicated in such a way as to avoid giving a false impression of the quantity of goods in the container), and

(b); and

(ii)for “net weight” substitute “net volume”; and

(b)in paragraph 5, for “3” substitute “3(2)(b)”.

(1)

S.I. 1981/231 (N.I. 10); Schedule 5, paragraph 3 and Schedule 7, paragraph 5 were amended by S.R. 1995 No. 227, Article 2.

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