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The Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) Regulations 1988

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Revocation of EEC pattern approval

11.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Regulation, the Secretary of State may, after consultation with such persons appearing to him to be interested as he thinks fit, revoke any pattern approval granted under these Regulations.

(2) A pattern approval may be revoked on any one or more of the following grounds, that is to say–

(a)if instruments constructed according to the pattern in question reveal in service a defect of a general nature which makes them unsuitable for their intended use;

(b)if instruments which are exempt from EEC initial verification on the basis that they are constructed in accordance with the pattern to which that pattern approval relates do not conform to the pattern in question or do not conform to the requirements of the relevant Directive;

(c)if the metrological requirements specified in the certificate of pattern approval are not satisfied;

(d)if the Secretary of State is satisfied that it was improperly procured;

(e)if any condition imposed under Regulation 9(2) above is contravened;

(f)if a statistical check by attributes carried out under paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to these Regulations relating to material measures of length results in frequent rejection of lots in accordance with point 11(3) in the Annex to the Directive on material measures of length, and no improvement of the quality level is found once the shortcoming has been brought to the attention of the holder of the EEC pattern approval.

(3) The Secretary of State shall cause notice of any revocation of a pattern approval under this Regulation to be published.

(4) If the Secretary of State revokes a pattern approval he shall give a statement in writing of his grounds for doing so to any person appearing to him to be concerned.

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