The Seed Potatoes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Document Number:2011 No. 351
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 06/10/2011
 
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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

Seeds

Made

6 th October 2011

Coming into operation

16 th November 2011

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(1) makes the following Regulations, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1(1) and (2 A) , 2 and 12(1) of the Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965(2) , Article 3(8) of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984(3) and being a Department designated(4) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(5) in relation to the common agriculture policy of the European Community, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the said section 2(2) , after consultation, in accordance with section 1(1) of the said Act of 1965 , with representatives of such interests as appear to it to be concerned.

Citation and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as The Seed Potatoes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and shall come into operation on 16 th November 2011.

    Amendment to the Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

  2. The Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010(6) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 and 4.

    Amendment of Schedule 2

  3. In Schedule 2 (Classification: source material for planting, requirements and tolerances for the growing crop)—

    (a) In Table 1 (pre-basic seed potatoes) for the entries in relation to “Pre-basic TC (Tissue Culture)” and “Pre-basic 1” in Column 4 (Tolerances) , after “(v) Blackleg — nil” insert “(vi) Dickeya spp.—nil”; and

    (b) In Table 2 (basic seed potatoes)—

    (i) For the entry in relation to “Super Elite Seed (SE) SE 1” in column 4 (Tolerances) , after “(iv) Blackleg—0.25%” insert “(v) Dickeya spp.—nil”;

    (ii) For the entry in relation to “Elite Seed (E) E” in column 4 (Tolerances) , after “(iii) Blackleg—0.5%” insert “(iv) Dickeya spp.—nil”; and

    (iii) For the entry in relation to “Class A Seed A” in column 4 (Tolerances) , after “(iii) Blackleg—1.0%”, insert “(iv) Dickeya spp.—nil”.

    Amendment of Schedule 6

  4. In Schedule 6 (Tolerances for diseases, pests, damages and defects in seed potato tubers) —

    (a) In Table 1 (pre-basic tissue culture class) , Group 2 , insert the following new row under “Blackleg (Pectobacterium spp.)—NIL”—

    (b) In Table 2 (pre-basic 1 to pre-basic 4 class and equivalent (Northern Ireland) and other parts of the UK) , Group 2 , insert the following new row under “Blackleg (Pectobacterium spp)”—

    (c) In Table 3 (basic seed potato classes...

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