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Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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1Seeds regulations.N.I.

(1)The Ministry of Agriculture (in this Act referred to as “the Ministry” ), after consultation with representatives of such interests as appear to it to be concerned, may make regulations for the purposes—

(a)of ensuring that reliable and adequate information is afforded as to the nature, condition and quality of seeds which are sold or are for sale,

(b)of preventing the sale of seeds which are deleterious, and or preventing the sale of seeds which have not been tested for purity and germination, or which are of a variety the performance of which has not been subjected to trials,

(c)of preventing the spread of plant disease [F1, or of weeds which are capable of causing injury to agriculture,] by [F2 means] of seeds, and

(d)of regulating the descriptions under which seeds are sold.

(2)Regulations made under subsection (1) shall be subject to negative resolution and shall be known as seeds regulations.

F3[(2A)Seeds regulations may further make provisions for regulating the marketing, or the importation or exportation, of seeds or any related activities (whether by reference to officially published lists of permitted varieties or otherwise), and may in that connection include provision—

(a)for the registration or licensing of persons engaged in the seeds industry or related activities;

(b)for ensuring that seeds on any official list remain true to variety;

(c)for the keeping and inspection of records and the giving of information;

(d)for conferring rights of appeal to the Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal established by the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964 [1964 c.14] ;

(e)for excluding, extending or modifying, in relation to or in connection with any provision of the regulations, the operation of any provision made by the following sections of this Act and for the charging of fees.]

F2SRO (NI) 1972/351

F3SRO (NI) 1972/351

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