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The Potatoes (Prohibition on Landing) (Great Britain) Order 1987

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Potatoes (Prohibition on Landing) (Great Britain) Order 1987, shall apply to Great Britain and shall come into force on 6th February 1987.

(2) In this Order “potato” means any plant or any part of a plant, including tubers and true seed, of Solanum tuberosum L. or other tuber-forming species or hybrids of the genusSolanum L.

Prohibition on landing

2.  The landing in Great Britain of:—

(a)any potatoes grown in the Federal Republic of Germany whether consigned from the Federal Republic of Germany or from any other country, and

(b)any potatoes consigned from the Federal Republic of Germany

is hereby prohibited.

Application of the Import and Export (Plant Health) (Great Britain) Order 1980

3.  The provisions of Articles 12 (examination, sampling and marking), 13 and 15 (action when plants are, or are likely to be, landed), 16 (powers of an officer of Customs and Excise), 17 (licences) and 19 (service of notices) of the Import and Export (Plant Health) (Great Britain) Order 1980(1) shall apply to the prohibition contained in Article 2 of this Order.

In Witness whereof the Official Seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 13th January 1987.


Michael Jopling

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

John J. Mackay

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office

13th January 1987

Nicholas Edwards

Secretary of State for Wales

14th January 1987

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