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Section 21.

SCHEDULE 7E+W+S Composite Goods and Collections of Articles

1(1)This paragraph applies to any goods which, not being pre-packed, and not themselves being goods—E+W+S

(a)required by or under Part IV of this Act except this paragraph, to be sold (whether on any sale or on a sale of any particular description) only by quantity expressed in a particular manner, or

(b)on a sale of which (whether any sale or a sale of any particular description) the quantity of the goods sold expressed in a particular manner is required by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, to be made known to the buyer at or before a particular time, or

(c)expressly exempted by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, from all such requirements as mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above which would otherwise apply to them,

consist of a mixture constituted wholly or mainly of goods of one or more descriptions to which there applies any such requirement made by reference to any of the following (whether exclusively or otherwise), that is to say, weight, capacity measurement or volume.

(2)Subject to paragraph 5 below, goods to which this paragraph applies shall be sold only by net weight or by capacity measurement or by volume.

2(1) This paragraph applies to any goods which, not being aerosol products and not themselves being goods—E+W+S

(a)required by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, to be pre-packed only if the container is marked with an indication of quantity, or

[F1(aa)that are subject to the FIC Regulation, or]

(b)in the case of which when sold pre-packed (whether on any sale or on a sale of any particular description) the quantity of the goods sold expressed in a particular manner is required by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, to be made known to the buyer at or before a particular time, or

(c)expressly exempted by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, from all such requirements as mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above which would otherwise apply to them,

consist of a mixture constituted wholly or mainly of goods of one or more descriptions to which there applies any such requirement made by reference to any of the following (whether exclusively or otherwise), that is to say, weight, capacity measurement or volume.

(2)Subject to paragraph 5 below, goods to which this paragraph applies shall be pre-packed only if the container is marked with an indication of quantity either by net weight or by capacity measurement or by volume.

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3(1) This paragraph applies to aerosol products containing any goods required by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, to be pre-packed only if the container is marked with an indication of quantity expressed in a particular manner.E+W+S

[F2(1A)This paragraph does not apply to aerosol products containing goods that are subject to the FIC Regulation.]

(2)Subject to paragraph 5 below, any aerosol product to which this paragraph applies shall be pre-packed only if the container is marked with

[F3(a)an indication of the total capacity of the container (indicated in such a way as to avoid giving a false impression of the quantity of goods in the container), and]

(b)an indication of the quantity by [F4net volume] of the entire contents of the container.

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4(1) This paragraph applies to any collection of two or more items which, not itself being—E+W+S

(a)required by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, to be pre-packed only if the container is marked with particular information, or

(b)expressly exempted by or under Part IV of this Act, except this paragraph, from any such requirement which would otherwise apply to it,

contains one or more articles to which any such requirement applies.

[F5(1A)This paragraph does not apply to a collection containing any goods that are subject to the FIC Regulation.]

(2)Any collection to which this paragraph applies shall be pre-packed only if—

(a)the container in which the collection is pre-packed is marked with an indication of the quantity of each of any such articles as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above contained in it, or

(b)each of any such articles contained in the container is made up in an individual container marked with an indication of quantity,

being in either case the like indication of the quality of each respectively of those articles as would have been required if that article had itself been pre-packed.

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5There shall be exempted from any requirement of paragraph 1, 2 or [F63(2)(b)] above food of any description in a quantity of less than five grams or of less than five millilitres and goods of any other description in a quantity of less than [F725 grams] or of less than [F825 millilitres].

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F7Words in Sch. 7 para. 5 substituted (1.10.1995) by S.I. 1994/2866, reg. 3(7)

F8Words in Sch. 7 para. 5 substituted (1.10.1995) by S.I. 1994/2866, reg. 3(7)

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