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The Fodder Plant Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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PART IMeaning of pre-basic seed and similar expressions

Pre-basic seed

1.  In these Regulations “pre-basic seed” means seed of a generation prior to basic seed that —

(a)has been produced by or under the responsibility of the breeder according to accepted practices for the maintenance of the variety, and

(b)is intended to be used for the production of more pre-basic seed, basic seed, or, with the breeder’s written authority —

(i)in the case of seed, other than field beans, field peas, Lucerne Medicago sativa, lupins and vetches, CS seed;

(ii)in the case of field beans, field peas, Lucerne Medicago sativa, lupins and vetches, C1 seed; or

(iii)in the case of field beans and field peas, C2 seed.

UK officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

2.—(1) In these Regulations “UK officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety” means seed to which paragraph (2), (3) or (4) applies.

(2) This paragraph applies to —

(a)seed of a listed variety officially certified as pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and

(b)seed of a previously listed variety officially certified as pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and for which a marketing extension is in force.

(3) This paragraph applies to —

(a)pre-basic seed of a listed variety —

(i)that has been harvested from a crop produced in the United Kingdom for which a field inspection report has been issued stating that the crop has been found by an official UK field inspection (whenever carried out) to satisfy the conditions laid down in Schedule 3 and Part I of Schedule 4 for a crop from which basic seed is to be produced;

(ii)that satisfies the conditions laid down in Parts II and III of Schedule 4 for basic seed or satisfies all of those conditions except for the germination condition; and

(iii)for which a seed test report has been issued stating that it has been found by an official UK seed test or by a UK seed test carried out under official supervision (in either case whenever carried out) to satisfy the conditions laid down in Part II of Schedule 4 for basic seed or that it has been found by such a test to satisfy all of those conditions except for the germination condition;

(b)pre-basic seed of a previously listed variety that complies with the requirements of paragraph (a)(i) to (iii) and for which a marketing extension is in force;

(c)pre-basic seed of a listed variety that —

(i)has been imported into the United Kingdom as not finally certified pre-basic seed harvested in another member State, and

(ii)complies with the requirements of paragraph (a)(ii) and (iii);

(d)pre-basic seed of a previously listed variety —

(i)that has been imported into the United Kingdom as not finally certified pre-basic seed harvested in another member State;

(ii)that complies with the requirements of paragraph (a)(ii) and (iii); and

(iii)for which a marketing extension is in force; and

(e)pre-basic seed —

(i)that has been imported into the United Kingdom as not finally certified pre-basic seed harvested in another member State;

(ii)that complies with the requirements of paragraph (a)(ii) and (iii); and

(iii)that is of a variety that was unlisted at the time when the seed was imported into the United Kingdom but has since been listed,

other than seed to which paragraph (2) applies and seed for which an application for official certification has been made to the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that has not been finally determined.

(4) Seed of a listed variety, or seed of a previously listed variety for which a marketing extension is in force, in respect of which a successful application has been made to the National Assembly for Wales under regulation 13 to re-grade it as pre-basic seed.

EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

3.  In these Regulations “EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety” means —

(a)pre-basic seed of a listed variety officially certified as pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in another member State, and

(b)pre-basic seed of a previously listed variety officially certified as pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in another member State and for which a marketing extension is in force.

Overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

4.—(1) In these Regulations “overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety” means pre-basic seed to which paragraph (2) applies.

(2) This paragraph applies to pre-basic seed —

(a)that was harvested from a crop produced in a member State (including the United Kingdom) for which a field inspection report was issued by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in the member State stating that the crop has been found to satisfy the relevant Directive crop conditions for basic seed;

(b)for which a seed test report has been issued —

(i)by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in the member State, or in a member State, other than the United Kingdom, into which the seed was subsequently imported, or

(ii)by a licensed EC seed testing station in either of the member States referred to in paragraph (i),

stating that the seed has been found to satisfy the relevant Directive seed conditions for basic seed;

(c)that has been imported into the United Kingdom as pre-basic seed of a variety that was unlisted at the time when the seed was imported but has since been listed; and

(d)that is accompanied by —

(i)an Annex V(C) document relating to the seed issued by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in the member State referred to in paragraph (a), and

(ii)the seed test report referred to in paragraph (b).

UK officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

5.—(1) In these Regulations “UK officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety” means seed to which paragraph (2), (3) or (4) applies.

(2) This paragraph applies to —

(a)seed of a listed variety officially certified as early movement pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and

(b)seed of a previously listed variety officially certified as early movement pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and for which a marketing extension is in force.

(3) This paragraph applies to —

(a)pre-basic seed of a listed variety —

(i)that has been harvested from a crop produced in the United Kingdom for which a field inspection report has been issued stating that the crop has been found by an official UK field inspection (whenever carried out) to satisfy the conditions laid down in Schedule 3 and Part I of Schedule 4 for a crop from which basic seed is to be produced;

(ii)that, subject to paragraph (iii), satisfies the conditions laid down in Parts II and III of Schedule 4 for basic seed;

(iii)for which the results of a Schedule 4 germination test are awaited but for which a provisional analytical report has been obtained indicating what the percentage of germination of the seed is likely to be; and

(iv)for which a seed test report has been issued stating that it has been found, subject to the results of the awaited Schedule 4 germination test, by an official UK seed test or by a UK seed test carried out under official supervision (in either case whenever carried out), to satisfy the conditions laid down in Part II of Schedule 4 for basic seed;

(b)pre-basic seed of a previously listed variety that complies with the requirements of paragraph (a)(i) to (iv) and for which a marketing extension is in force;

(c)pre-basic seed of a listed variety —

(i)that has been imported into the United Kingdom as not finally certified pre-basic seed harvested in another member State, and

(ii)that complies with the requirements of paragraph (a)(ii) to (iv); and

(d)pre-basic seed of a previously listed variety —

(i)that has been imported into the United Kingdom as not finally certified pre-basic seed harvested in another member State;

(ii)that complies with the requirements of paragraph (a)(ii) to (iv); and

(iii)for which a marketing extension is in force,

other than seed to which paragraph (2) applies and seed for which an application for official certification has been made to the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that has not been finally determined.

(4) Seed of a listed variety, or seed of a previously listed variety for which a marketing extension is in force, in respect of which a successful application has been made to the National Assembly for Wales under regulation 13 to re-grade it as early movement pre-basic seed.

EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

6.  In these Regulations “EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety” means —

(a)pre-basic seed of a listed variety officially certified as early movement pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in another member State, and

(b)pre-basic seed of a previously listed variety officially certified as early movement pre-basic seed by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in another member State and for which a marketing extension is in force.

Officially certified pre-basic seed

7.  In these Regulations “officially certified pre-basic seed” means —

(a)UK officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety;

(b)EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety;

(c)overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety;

(d)UK officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety; and

(e)EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety.

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