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9th December 1996
Coming into force in accordance with article 1
(a)the Secretary of State is of the opinion that the provisions of the Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951(1) impose burdens affecting persons in the carrying on of a trade, business, profession or otherwise and that by repealing the provisions concerned it is possible to remove or reduce the burdens, without removing any necessary protection;
(b)the Secretary of State has consulted such organisations as appear to him to be representative of interests substantially affected by his proposals and such other persons as he considers appropriate;
(c)it appears to the Secretary of State that it is appropriate, following that consultation, to proceed with the making of this Order;
(d)a document setting out the Secretary of State’s proposals has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 3 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994(2) and the period for Parliamentary consideration under section 4 of that Act has expired;
(e)the Secretary of State has had regard to the representations made during that period;
(f)a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament with a statement giving details of such representations; and
(g)a draft of this Order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:
Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the power conferred on him by section 1 of the 1994 Act, hereby makes the following Order:
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