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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 1063 (W.112)

PLANT HEALTH, WALES

The Seed Potatoes (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Made

9 April 2008

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

10 April 2008

Coming into force

6 May 2008

The Welsh Ministers, in whom the powers conferred by section 16(1) of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964(1) are now vested(2), make the following Regulations in exercise of those powers.

In accordance with that section the Welsh Ministers have consulted with representatives of such interests as appear to them to be concerned by the following Regulations:

Title, application and commencement

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Seed Potatoes (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales and come into force on 6 May 2008.

Amendments to the Seed Potatoes (Wales) Regulations 2006

2.—(1) The Seed Potatoes (Wales) Regulations 2006(3) are amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 3, in Group IV of Part II and in Group IV of Part III—

(a)in the first column, under “Common Scab (Streptomyces species)” for “one-quarter” substitute “one-third”; and

(b)in the second column, replace the figure opposite “Common Scab (Streptomyces species)” with “5.0%”.

Elin Jones

Minister for Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

9 April 2008

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Seed Potatoes (Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2929 (W. 264)) so as to amend the tolerances for Common Scab (Streptomyces species) as follows—

(a)to increase the individual tolerance on pre-basic seed potatoes of pre-basic 1, pre-basic 2, pre-basic 3 or pre-basic 4 class and on basic seed potatoes to 5%; and

(b)to increase the proportion of surface area which can be affected from one-quarter to one-third.

(1)

1964 c. 14; section 16 was amended by section 4(1) of, and paragraph 5(1), (2) and (3) of Schedule 4 to, the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68), S.I. 1977/1112, and section 2 of the Agriculture Act 1986 (c. 49); see section 38(1) for a definition of “the Minister”.

(2)

By virtue of S.I. 1978/272, S.I. 1999/672 and the Government of Wales Act 2006; the functions are now vested in the Welsh Ministers.

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