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The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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14.—(1) Subject to regulation 17, an authorised officer may conduct an official examination and take samples of seed potatoes and inspect and take copies of a relevant document for the purpose of ensuring compliance with any provision of these Regulations.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation a person must permit, at any reasonable time, an authorised officer to—

(a)examine and take samples of seed potatoes in that person’s possession or control; and

(b)inspect and take copies of any relevant document in that person’s possession or control.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation an authorised officer may serve a notice on a person requiring that person to—

(a)produce or make available for examination any seed potatoes or relevant document; or

(b)provide information within that person’s knowledge or belief relating to the planting production, certification, grading or marketing of the seed potatoes.

(4) A person on whom a notice is served in accordance with paragraph (3) must comply with the requirements of that notice within 7 days of such service or such longer period of time as may be specified in the notice.

(5) For the purposes of this regulation “relevant document” means any crop inspection report, official label, official document, other document or label, record or invoice relating to the planting, production, certification, grading or marketing of seed potatoes.

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