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Horticulture Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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33Regulations and orders.N.I.

(1)All regulations made under this Act, and any orders made under section 2(3), shall be subject to negative resolution.

(2)Before making any regulations under this Act the Ministry shall consult with such organisations as appear to the Ministry to be representative of interests affected by the regulations.

(3)Before making any regulations under this Act, in a case where the regulations relate to matters which may be dealt with by regulations made under the[F1 Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991], the Ministry shall consult with the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

S.34 rep. by SLR 1976


(1)In this Act—

  • “authorised officer” has the meaning assigned to it by section 24(1);

  • [F2 “Community grading rules” means any directly applicable Community provisions establishing standards of quality for fresh horticultural produce;]

  • [F3 “certificate” includes any document other than a label which accompanies any produce and which contains information relating to the standard of quality to which it refers;

  • “standards of quality” means in relation to produce a common standard imposed by Community grading rules relating to quality, size and packaging;

  • “freight container” means any returnable container especially designed for the carriage of freight in transport.]

  • “container” means a can, bottle, carton or other vessel or receptacle used in the processing of horticultural produce or in which processed horticultural produce is packed;

  • “label” includes any device for conveying information by written characters or other symbols, and any characters or symbols stamped or otherwise placed directly on to a package or container or, as the case may be, the produce, and references to the affixing of a label shall be construed accordingly;

  • “the Ministry” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(1);

  • “package” includes any wrapper, bag, basket, pail, punnet, tray, case, carton, parcel, cask, box, crate or other receptacle;

  • “premises” includes any stall;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Ministry;

  • “processed horticultural produce” means horticultural produce to which Part II applies which has been processed (within the meaning of that Part) in Northern Ireland.

(2)In sections[F4 24 to 27] “horticultural produce” means produce being—

(a)regulated fresh produce within the meaning of Part I;

Paras. (b), (c) rep. by 1996 NI 11

F2SRO (NI) 1972/351

F3SRO (NI) 1973/19


Nothing in this Act shall affect the operation of—

(a)the[F5 Plant Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967]; or

[F6(b)theF5 Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.]

S. 37 rep. by 1996 NI 11

38Short title and commencement.N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Horticulture Act (Northern Ireland) 1966.


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