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The Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 5th February 2000.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

(a)“licensed crop inspector” means the person for the time being licensed under Regulation 10 of the Seeds (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) Regulations 1985(1) to be a crop inspector;

“licensed seed sampler” means a person for the time being licensed under Regulation 10 of the Seeds (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) Regulations 1985 to be a seed sampler;

“licensed seed testing station” means an establishment for the time being licensed under Regulation 9 of the Seeds (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) Regulations 1985 for the testing of seeds for the purposes of seeds regulations;

“seeds regulations” means Regulations extending to Scotland made under section 16 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964 and for the time being in force, and other expressions in the Regulations relating to any crops or seeds have the same meanings as in seeds Regulations appropriate to such crops or seeds;

(b)a reference to a numbered Schedule is to the Schedule of these Regulations which bears that number; and

(c)the times of payment and the fees specified in columns (2) and (3) respectively of Schedules 1 to 6 are so specified in relation to the matters specified in column (1) of those Schedules opposite to which they appear.

Fees

3.—(1) There shall be paid in respect of the matters specified in column (1) of Schedules 1 to 6 the fees specified in column (3) of those Schedules, such fees being payable at the times specified in column (2) of those Schedules.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4) below, such fees shall be payable to the Scottish Ministers.

(3) The fees specified in column (3) of Schedule 6 shall be payable to the Scottish Ministers.

(4) Where–

(a)the official examination of a crop is undertaken by a licensed crop inspector,

(b)the official examination of a sample of seeds is undertaken by a licensed seed testing station, or

(c)the sampling of a seed lot for the purposes of an official examination is undertaken by a licensed seed sampler,

the fee for such official examination or sampling shall be payable to the licensed crop inspector or the licensed seed testing station undertaking the official examination or to the licensed seed sampler undertaking the sampling.

4.  Regulation 3 above shall apply to matters listed in column (1) of Schedules 1 to 6 arising in relation to breeder’s confirmations as it does to matters so listed arising in relation to official certificates.

5.  The Scottish Ministers may exempt any person or class of persons or persons generally from compliance with any of the provisions of these Regulations relating to the payment of fees and any such exemption may be granted subject to conditions.

Revocation

6.  The Regulations listed in Schedule 7 are hereby revoked.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th January 2000

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