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Deregulation Act 2015

Farm and Garden Chemicals Act 1967

941.Paragraph 24 in Part 5 of this Schedule repeals the Farm and Garden Chemicals Act 1967, an Act which forms part of the law of England and Wales and Scotland. The repeal has the same extent. Paragraph 25 makes amendments consequential on that repeal.

942.The 1967 Act and its associated regulations (the Farm and Garden Chemical Regulations 1971) imposed requirements on the labelling and marking of some pesticides (those listed in the Regulations) sold for use in Great Britain.  In particular, they required the name of the pesticide active substance and any hazard symbol to appear on the product label.  The 1967 Act’s requirements were replaced initially by specific national legislation and more recently by EU legislation, currently Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and its associated legislation. The 1967 Act is therefore now obsolete.

943.Paragraphs 24 and 25 come 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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