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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 184

SEEDS

The Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007

Made

6th March 2007

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

6th March 2007

Coming into force

1st July 2007

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 16(1), (1A)(e) and (3)(i) and 36 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with section 16(1) of that Act with representatives of such interests as appear to them to be concerned, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st July 2007.

Amendment to Schedule 6 to the Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

2.  In Schedule 6 to the Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2002(2), Part B (Licensed Seed Testing Stations)–

(a)in paragraph (i) (annual fee payable during the currency of the licence), in column 4 for “1,800.00” substitute “1,500.00”; and

(b)in paragraph (ii) (fee payable by a Licensed Seed Testing Station in respect of an official examination of seed), in column 4 for “9.65” substitute “5.25”.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St. Andrew’s House Edinburgh

6th March 2007

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which come into force on 1st July 2007, reduce certain prescribed fees payable to the Scottish Ministers by Licensed Seed Testing Stations. The annual licence fee is reduced from £1800 to £1500 and the fee payable in respect of an official examination of seed is reduced from £9.65 to £5.25.

No Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared in respect of these Regulations.

(1)

1964 c. 14; section 16 was relevantly amended by the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68), Schedule 4, paragraph 5(1) and (2); see section 38(1), which was amended by S.I. 1978/272, for the definition of “the Minister”. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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