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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1963

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24Seed potatoes

(1)The following provisions of this section shall have effect with respect to the particulars to be stated under section 1 of the Seeds Act 1920 by persons selling or exposing for sale any seed potatoes and with respect to the containers in which seed potatoes are to be delivered to a purchaser.

(2)So much of that section as relates to the time at which any statement is to be delivered to a purchaser, and the manner in which it may be delivered, shall not apply; but regulations under that Act may provide for the time at which any statement containing all or any of the said particulars is to be delivered, and may require such a statement—

(a)to be in a form prescribed by the regulations ;

(b)to be delivered to the purchaser in such manner as may be so prescribed;

(c)instead of or as well as being delivered in any other manner, to be delivered by being enclosed with the potatoes in their bags or other containers or by being marked on or attached to those bags or containers in such manner as may be so prescribed, or by being both so enclosed and so marked or attached;

and any such regulations may exclude any of the said particulars from those to be contained in a statement displayed under subsection (2) of that section with seed potatoes exposed for sale.

(3)Regulations under the said Act may prohibit, subject to any exceptions provided for by or under the regulations, the delivery to a purchaser of any seed potatoes Otherwise than in such bags or other containers as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(4)In subsection (3) of the said section 1 the words " or seed potatoes, as the case may be " are hereby repealed.

(5)This section shall not come into operation until such day as the Ministers may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

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