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27 Exemption from requirements of section 26.E+W+S

(1)The Secretary of State may by order grant, with respect to goods or sales of such descriptions as may be specified in the order, exemption, either generally or in such circumstances as may be so specified, from all or any of the requirements of section 26 above.

(2)Until otherwise provided by an order under subsection (1) above, nothing in section 26 above shall apply to—

(a)a sale by retail from a vehicle of—

(i)any of the following in a quantity not exceeding [F1110 kilograms], that is to say, any solid fuel within the meaning of Schedule 5 to this Act, and wood fuel, or

(ii)any of the following in a quantity not exceeding [F225 litres], that is to say, liquid fuel, lubricating oil, and any mixture of such fuel and oil,

(b)a sale by retail of bread within the meaning of the M1Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Miscellaneous Foods) Order 1984,

(c)goods made up for sale (whether by way of pre-packing or otherwise) in or on a container marked with a statement in writing with respect to the quantity of the goods expressed in the manner in question, being a container which is delivered with the goods,

(d)a sale of goods in the case of which a document stating the quantity of the goods expressed in the manner in question is required to be delivered to the buyer or consignee of the goods by or under any other provision of this Part of this Act,

(e)any such goods or sales as are mentioned in section 24(2)(a) to (d) above,

(f)a sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption at the premises of the seller,

(g)a sale by means of a vending machine, or

(h)goods delivered at premises of the buyer by means of an installation providing a connection of a permanent nature between those premises and premises of the seller.

[F3(3)Nothing in section 26 above shall apply to goods that are subject to the FIC Regulation.]

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F1Words in s. 27(2)(a)(i) substituted (1.10.1995) by S.I. 1994/2867, reg. 6(4)

F2Words in s. 27(2)(a)(ii) substituted (1.10.1995) by S.I. 1994/2867, reg. 6(4)

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