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Section 95.

SCHEDULE 10E+W+S+N.I. Provisions Relating to Northern Ireland

Part IE+W+S+N.I. Provisions of this Act Extending to Northern Ireland

1The following provisions of this Act shall extend to Northern Ireland—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)sections 1 and 2,

(b)section 3 so far as it relates to the coinage standards,

(c)section 92,

(d)section 93 so far as it relates to regulations under section 7 of the M1Food Act 1984 which, by virtue of sections 7(3) and 135 of that Act, apply to Northern Ireland,

(e)Schedules 1 and 2,

(f)so much of any other provision of this Act as relates to the interpretation of the provisoins mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) above or to the making, variation or revocation of any order under this Act which by virtue of this paragraph extends to Northern Ireland,

(g)section 95 and this Schedule,

(h)paragraph 22 of Schedule 11 and section 96 so far as it relates to that paragraph,

(i)paragraph 10 of Schedule 12 and section 97 so far as it relates to that paragraph,

(j)section 98(1) and Part I of Schedule 13 so far as they relate to enactments which extend to Northern Ireland,

(k)section 98(2) and Part II of Schedule 13 so far as they relate to—

(i)regulation 13 of, and Schedule 4 to, the M2Units of Measurement Regulations 1980, or

(ii)regulation 4 of the M3Units of Measurement Regulations 1985, and

(l)section 99.

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Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Standards in Northern Ireland

2(1)) The Department of Economic Development for Northern Ireland may by order direct that there shall be standards for Northern Ireland of the yard, pound, metre and kilogram which shall be, and shall be known as, the Northern Ireland primary standards.E+W+S+N.I.

(2) No order shall be made under this paragraph unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Northern Ireland Assembly.

3For the purposes of providing the Northern Ireland primary standards in pursuance of such an order, the Department of Economic Development for Northern Ireland shall cause to be made, in such manner as the Department may direct, copies in such form and of such material as the Department may think fit of the United Kingdom primary standards, and those copies shall be the Northern Ireland primary standards.E+W+S+N.I.

4The Secretary of State shall from time to time as the Department of Economic Development for Northern Ireland may think it expedient to require, and at the expense of the Department, cause any Northern Ireland primary standard to be compared with, and its value redetermined by reference to, the corresponding United Kingdom primary standard in such manner as the Secretary of State may direct.E+W+S+N.I.

5Any Northern Ireland primary standard maintained under this Part of this Schedule shall be in the custody of the Department of Economic Development for Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

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