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The Plant Health (Plant Passport Fees) (England) Regulations 2007

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Plant Health (Plant Passport Fees) (England) Regulations 2007 and come into force on 6th April 2007.

(2) These Regulations extend to England and Wales but apply only in relation to England.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2004 Order” means the Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (England) Order 2004(1);

“the 2005 Order” means the Plant Health (England) Order 2005(2);

“authority” means an authority to issue plant passports conferred under article 8 of the 2004 Order or, as the case may be, under article 29 of the 2005 Order; and

“plant passport” has the meaning given by—

(a)

article 2 of the 2004 Order in respect of an authority under that Order; or

(b)

article 2(1) of the 2005 Order in respect of an authority under that Order.

Fee for inspections for plant passporting purposes

3.—(1) The fee specified in paragraph (2) shall be paid to the Secretary of State in respect of any inspection (including a check of business records) carried out in connection with—

(a)an application for an authority; or

(b)ensuring compliance with any requirements imposed on the holder of an authority by virtue of article 8 of the 2004 Order or article 29 of the 2005 Order.

(2) The fee is £20.25 for each quarter of an hour or part thereof spent on site by an inspector with a minimum of £40.50 in respect of any visit.

Revocations

4.  The following Regulations are revoked insofar as they apply to England—

(a)the Plant Passport (Plant Health Fees) (England and Wales) Regulations 1993(3); and

(b)the Plant Passport (Plant Health Fees) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1997(4).

Jeff Rooker

Minister of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1st March 2007

We consent

Alan Campbell

Dave Watts

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

6th March 2007

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