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The Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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22.—(1) An authorised officer may serve a notice on the person in whose possession or charge the seed potatoes appear to be if, in the course of an official examination carried out on any premises, the authorised officer is of the opinion that any seed potatoes are affected by any disease or pest specified in column 1 of the relevant Table in Schedule 3.

(2) The notice referred to in paragraph (1)—

(a)shall state the reason for service of the notice; and

(b)may require the person upon whom the notice is served—

(i)not to move, or permit or cause to be moved, the seed potatoes from the premises until the notice is withdrawn under paragraph (4);

(ii)to carry out such measures to prevent the spread of any disease or pest as may be specified in the notice.

(3) The measures specified in a notice by virtue of paragraph (2)(b)(ii) shall be carried out to the satisfaction of an authorised officer and at the expense of the person on whom the notice has been served.

(4) The notice referred to in paragraph (1) shall be withdrawn when an authorised officer is satisfied the measures specified in the notice have been carried out .

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