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13th August 1998
Laid before Parliament
21st August 1998
Coming into force
all provisions except regulation 7(b) and Schedule 2
16th September 1998
regulation 7(b) and Schedule 2
1st January 1999
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 66(1), 68(1), (2) and (3), 69(1), (3), (6) and (7), 70(1), 74(1), 74A(1), (2) and (4) and 84 of the Agriculture Act 1970(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with section 84(1) of the said Act with such persons or organisations as appear to them to represent the interests concerned, and the Secretary of State, being the Minister designated(2) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(3) in relation to the regulation and control of classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by the said section 2(2), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:
1970 c. 40; section 74A was inserted by paragraph 6 of Schedule 4 to the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68) and there are other amendments to the Act not relevant to these Regulations. The definition of “the Ministers” in section 66(1) was amended by S.I. 1978/272.
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