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Deregulation Act 2015

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976: metrication of measurements

854.Paragraph 5 removes the requirement in section 7(4) of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 to consult interested parties before making regulations under section 7 on the adaptation of enactments to metric units. The requirement is removed only where the regulations apply to England only. (It is, in any event, unlikely that regulations will be made in future under this section. The last time such regulations were made was in 1979.)

855.Section 7 forms part of the law of England and Wales and Scotland. The amendment affects England only. The amendment comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed.

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