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(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section—
(a)it shall be the duty of every weights and measures authority in Great Britain to enforce within their area the safety provisions and the provisions made by or under Part III of this Act; and
(b)it shall be the duty of every district council in Northern Ireland to enforce within their area the safety provisions.
(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations—
(a)wholly or partly transfer any duty imposed by subsection (1) above on a weights and measures authority or a district council in Northern Ireland to such other person who has agreed to the transfer as is specified in the regulations;
(b)relieve such an authority or council of any such duty so far as it is exercisable in relation to such goods as may be described in the regulations.
(3)The power to make regulations under subsection (2) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament and shall include power—
(a)to make different provision for different cases; and
(b)to make such supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
(4)Nothing in this section shall authorise any weights and measures authority, or any person on whom functions are conferred by regulations under subsection (2) above, to bring proceedings in Scotland for an offence.
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