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Deregulation Act 2015

Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Acts 1928 and 1931

959.The Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act 1928, as amended by the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Amendment Act 1931, enables regulations to be made prescribing grade designations and marks to indicate the quality of agricultural and fishery produce and contains provisions to do with the storage and marking of eggs.

960.The Acts have hardly been used during the last 70 years. They have been overtaken by more recent domestic legislation as well as European Union marketing legislation. The Acts are regarded as redundant and as serving no useful purpose. Paragraph 33 in Part 6 of this Schedule repeals the 1928 and 1931 Acts. Paragraph 34 makes consequential amendments of other Acts as a result of the repeal of the 1928 and 1931 Acts.

961.The 1928 and 1931 Acts form part of the law of England and Wales and Scotland and the repeal has the same extent. Paragraphs 33 and 34 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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