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The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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1.—(1) For the purposes of regulation 13(1)(b)–

(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 Scotland which are approved by Scottish Ministers 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 Scotland which are approved by Scottish Ministers as being equivalent to either of these classes;

(c)Table III applies–

(i)to seed potatoes classified under these Regulations as being of the classes VTSC1 or VTSC2; and

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

(d)Table IV applies–

(i)to seed potatoes classified under these Regulations as being seed potatoes of a class other than VTSC1 or VTSC2; and

(ii)to seed potatoes produced in any other part of the United Kingdom which are approved by Scottish Ministers as basic seed potatoes equivalent to any of the classes other than VTSC1 or VTSC2; and

(e)Table V applies in the case of basic seed potatoes produced outside Scotland and not in 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 16(3) and Schedule 9, 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 16(3) and Schedule 9, expressed as a percentage.

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