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18.—(1) Where an application is made under regulation 17 the Secretary of State shall grant the applicant a seed sampler’s licence if—
(a)she is satisfied that the applicant has undertaken a training course on seed sampling organised by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; and
(b)the applicant, having completed such a course, has passed an examination on seed sampling organised by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
(2) A licence granted under paragraph (1)—
(a)shall specify which of the functions listed in Part II of Schedule 3 are covered by the licence and may in addition specify any other functions which the Secretary of State thinks necessary or desirable; and
(b)may impose any of the conditions listed in Part III of Schedule 3 and such other conditions as the Secretary of State may think necessary or desirable.
(3) A licensed seed sampler who is employed by a person who is engaged in a seed industry activity shall only sample seed lots produced by or on behalf of his employer unless otherwise agreed between his employer, the applicant for certification and by the Secretary of State.
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