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74 Performance by inspectors of additional functions.E+W+S

(1)The arrangements made by a local weights and measures authority to give effect in their area to the purposes of this Act [F1or the packaged goods regulations] may include the provision under the supervision of the chief inspector for their area of a service for the adjustment of weights and measures, but not of other weighing or measuring equipment.

(2)Where a service is provided under subsection (1) above, the local weights and measures authority shall charge such reasonable fees as they may determine in connection with it.

(3)No person holding office as an inspector who is employed in the inspection of weighing or measuring equipment for the purposes of its use for trade shall also undertake, whether as part of a service provided under subsection (1) above or otherwise, the adjustment for those purposes of weighing or measuring equipment of any description.

(4)F2. . ., a local weights and measures authority may make arrangements whereby an inspector may, at the request of any person and subject to payment by that person of such fee, if any, as the authority may think fit, carry out and submit to that person a report on—

(a)a weighing or other measurement of any goods submitted for the purpose by that person at such place as the authority may direct or approve;

(b)a test of the accuracy of any weighing or measuring equipment so submitted.

[F3(5)A local weights and measures authority may also make arrangements whereby an inspector may, at the request of the Secretary of State and subject to payment by him of such fee, if any, as the authority may think fit, provide advice and assistance to the Secretary of State in connection with the carrying out by him of any audit or inspection under section 11A(3) above or paragraph 7(3) of Schedule 3A to this Act.

(6)Subsections (4) and (5) above are without prejudice to the functions of local weights and measures authorities or inspectors under any other provision of this Act [F4or any provision of the packaged goods regulations].]

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F2Words in s. 74(4) omitted (29.3.1999) by virtue of S.I. 1999/503, art. 2(10)

F3S. 74(5)(6) inserted (29.3.1999) by S.I. 1999/503, art. 2(11)

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