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  • Product standards, safety and liability, apart from in relation to food (including packaging and other materials which come into contact with food), agricultural and horticultural products, [F1animals and animal products,]F1 seeds, fertilisers and pesticides (and things treated by virtue of any enactment as pesticides).

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  • Financial services, including investment business, banking and deposit-taking, collective investment schemes and insurance.

  • [F2Occupational and personal pension schemes (including schemes which make provision for compensation for loss of office or employment, compensation for loss or diminution of emoluments, or benefits in respect of death or incapacity resulting from injury or disease), apart from schemes for or in respect of Assembly members, the First Minister, Welsh Ministers appointed under section 48, the Counsel General or Deputy Welsh Ministers [F3and schemes for or in respect of members of local authorities]F3.]

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  • Coal, including mining and subsidence, apart from land restoration and other environmental matters.

  • Oil and gas F6....

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[F8(a)including nuclear safety and liability for nuclear occurrences;

(b)but not including disposal of very low level radioactive waste moved from a site requiring a nuclear site licence]]

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