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Plant Varieties Act 1997

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13(1)The Lord Chancellor may make rules as to the procedure in connection with proceedings brought before the Tribunal in exercise of their statutory jurisdiction and as to the fees chargeable in respect of those proceedings, and the rules may in particular make provision—

(a)as to the circumstances in which the Tribunal need not sit, or are not to sit, in public,

(b)as to the form of any decision of the Tribunal,

(c)as to the time within which any proceedings are to be instituted,

(d)as to the evidence which may be required or admitted in any proceedings,

(e)as to the examination of the parties, and of witnesses, on oath or affirmation in any proceedings,

(f)as to the procedure for securing the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents in any proceedings.

(2)Rules under sub-paragraph (1) above shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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