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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2017 No. 222

Seeds

The Seed Marketing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

Made

9th November 2017

Coming into operation

11th December 2017

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1(1) and (2A) and 2 of the Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965(1).

In accordance with section 1(1) of the Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has consulted with representatives of such interests as appear to it to be concerned.

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Seed Marketing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017; they apply in Northern Ireland and come into operation on 11 December 2017.

The Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

2.  In the table in Schedule 1 to the Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (seed to which the Regulations apply)(2), in the first column, for “Lolium x boucheanum Kunth”, substitute “Lolium x hybridum Hausskn”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs on 9th November 2017.

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Dave Foster

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

These Regulations amend the Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R.2016 No. 244).

Regulation 2 implements Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2109 amending Council Directive 66/401/EEC as regards the inclusion of new species and the botanical name of the species Lolium x boucheanum Kunth (OJ No L 327, 2.12.2016, p.59) by amending the botanical name of the fodder grass hybrid ryegrass in the Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this statutory rule as no impact on business or the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen. The Explanatory Memorandum for this statutory rule is available alongside the rule at www.legislation.gov.uk.

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1965 c.22 (N.I.). Section 1 was amended by 1970 c.20 (N.I.), section 10(1) and S.R. & O.(N.I.) 1972 No. 351, Article 3 and Schedule 3. Section 2 was amended by 1970 c.20 (N.I.), section 10(2) and S.R. 1977 No. 295, regulation 2. The Ministry of Agriculture became known as the Department of Agriculture by virtue of section 7(5) of the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c.36). The Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland was renamed the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development by Article 3(4) of the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1). The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development was renamed the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs by section 1(2) of the Departments Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (c. 5).

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