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The Measuring Instruments (EEC Pattern Approval Requirements) (Fees) Regulations 1987

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2.—(1) Where regulation 7(2) of the principal Regulations applies (application for approval of modifications or additions to an EEC approved pattern), the fees shall be—

(a)an amount calculated as indicated in paragraph 1(1)(a) above, due and payable as indicated in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below; and

(b)the amount of additional expenses, if any, incurred by or occasioned to the Secretary of State, by reason of any part of the examination taking place at a place other than the National Weights and Measures Laboratory of the Department of Trade and Industry, due and payable as indicated in sub-paragraph (3) below.

(2) The Secretary of State shall, on receipt of an application for approval of modifications or additions to an EEC approved pattern, estimate to the nearest hour the time to be taken in conducting the examination and testing the pattern and thereby estimate the amount to be payable in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(a) above, and shall serve an invoice on the applicant for the amount so estimated, which shall thereupon be due and payable to the Secretary of State.

(3) On completion of the examination, the Secretary of State shall—

(a)serve an invoice on the applicant for the final amount of the fees, together with the notification of such completion, and the final amount, after deducting the amount received under sub-paragraph (2) above, shall thereupon, and before notification of the result, be due and payable to the Secretary of State; or

(b)if the amount received under sub-paragraph (2) above exceeds the final amount, repay the balance to the applicant.

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