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The Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 555

PLANT HEALTH

The Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

Made

8th November 2005

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

9th November 2005

Coming into force

5th December 2005

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 5th December 2005.

Amendment to the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1996

2.  For Schedule 2 (fees in respect of licensing services) to the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1996(2) substitute Schedule 2 as contained in the Schedule to these Regulations.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

Pentland House, Edinburgh

8th November 2005

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 2FEES IN RESPECT OF LICENSING SERVICES

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ServiceFeeOld Fee(a)
££
(a)

The fees shown in column 3 are the fees that were payable in terms of regulation 4 and Schedule 2 to these Regulations prior to the coming into force of the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.S.I. 2005/555).

1.  Consideration of an application for the issue of a licence and the performance of any connected service, including the issue of a licence for articles imported for the following purposes–

(a)scientific

65.0055.00

(b)commercial

(i)potato breeders' and other quarantine material

65.0055.00

(ii)other plant material (to include cost of inspection)

70.0070.00

(c)private (to include cost of inspection)

70.0070.00

2.  Application for extension or variation of a licence

25.0021.00

3.  The inspection of premises or of articles for import, per day (where not included under paragraph 1 above)–

(a)up to and including the first 30 minutes

40.0040.00

(b)thereafter, for each additional 30 minutes or part thereof

20.0020.00

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which come into force on 5th December 2005, increase certain fees in respect of licensing services chargeable under regulation 4 and Schedule 2 to the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Regulations 1996 (regulation 2).

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared in respect of these Regulations and copies may be obtained from SEERAD, Pentland House, 47 Robb’s Loan, Edinburgh EH14 1TY.

(1)

1972 (c. 68); section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3). The function conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, insofar as within devolved competence, was transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998.

(2)

S.I. 1996/1784 as amended by S.S.I. 2004/249.

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