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Plant Varieties Act 1997

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Section 2.

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. The Plant Variety Rights Office

StaffE+W+S+N.I.

1The Ministers may appoint a deputy controller and such other officers and servants to act in the Plant Variety Rights Office as the Ministers may determine.E+W+S+N.I.

RemunerationE+W+S+N.I.

2There shall be paid to the Controller and any other officers or servants appointed under paragraph 1 above such remuneration and allowances as the Ministers may with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service determine.E+W+S+N.I.

Authority of officersE+W+S+N.I.

3Any act or thing directed to be done by or to the Controller may be done by or to any officer authorised by the Ministers.E+W+S+N.I.

Proof of documentsE+W+S+N.I.

4Prima facie evidence, or in Scotland sufficient evidence, of any document issued by the Controller may be given in all legal proceedings by the production of a copy or extract certified to be a true copy or extract by an officer appointed under paragraph 1 above and authorised to give a certificate under this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

5Any document purporting to be certified in accordance with paragraph 4 above shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been duly certified without proof of the official character or handwriting of the person appearing to have certified the document.E+W+S+N.I.

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