The Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997

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Published: 1997-02-17

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 383

SEEDS
The Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997

Made
17th February 1997

Laid before Parliament
20th February 1997

Coming into force
1st April 1997

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Secretary of State for Wales and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 16(1), (1A)(e) and (8) and 36 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964(1) as extended to Northern Ireland(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation with representatives of such interests as appear to them to be concerned in accordance with section 16(1) of that Act, hereby make the following Regulations:

Title and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 1st April 1997.

Amendment of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994

2.  The Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994(3) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in regulation 3 (payment of fees)—

(i)in paragraph (1), in the first line for the words “paragraphs (2) and (3)” there shall be substituted the words “paragraph (2)”;

(ii)paragraph (3) shall be omitted; and

(b)for the Schedules there shall be substituted the Schedules set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Tim Boswell
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
13th February 1997

Lindsay
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
14th February 1997

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jonathan Evans
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
17th February 1997

Denton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office
13th February 1997

Regulation 2

SCHEDULESCHEDULES TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE SCHEDULES TO THE SEEDS (NATIONAL LISTS OF VARIETIES) (FEES) REGULATIONS 1994

Regulation 3(1)(a)

“SCHEDULE 1FEES PAYABLE ON AN APPLICATION FOR ENTRY OF A PLANT VARIETY IN A NATIONAL LIST

Plant variety
Amount

New fee
Old fee

£

£*

*
The figures in italics are the fees which were charged under the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/676) before the coming into force of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/383) on 1st April 1997.

1. Any variety
250
(245)

Regulation 3(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 2FEES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF TESTS FOR DISTINCTNESS, UNIFORMITY AND STABILITY OF A PLANT VARIETY WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF AN APPLICATION FOR ENTRY IN A NATIONAL LIST

Plant variety
Amount

New fee
Old fee

£

£*

*
The figures in italics are the fees which were charged under the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/676) before the coming into force of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/383) on 1st April 1997.

1. A cereal (excluding maize) variety
685
(665)

2. A maize variety
420
(410)

3. A potato variety
640
(620)

4. A beetroot, Brussels sprout, cabbage, carrot, celery, curly kale, leek, onion, radish, turnip or fodder variety
595
(580)

5. A field pea, vegetable pea, field bean or broad bean variety
510
(495)

6. A herbage variety
420
(410)

7. An oil and fibre (including oilseed rape) variety
420
(410)

8. A sugar beet or fodder beet variety
165
(160)

9. Any other variety
215
(210)

Regulation 3(1)(c)

SCHEDULE 3FEES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF TRIALS FOR VALUE FOR CULTIVATION AND USE OF A PLANT VARIETY WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF AN APPLICATION FOR ENTRY IN A NATIONAL LIST

Plant variety
Amount

New fee
Old fee

£

£*

*
The figures in italics are the fees which were charged under the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/676) as amended by the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/607) before the coming into force of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/383) on 1st April 1997.

1. A maize variety
495
(480)

2. A potato variety
870
(845)

3. A ryegrass, timothy or white clover variety
350
(340)

4. A field pea variety
710
(690)

5. A flax or linseed variety
335
(325)

6. A sugar beet variety
380
(370)

7. A festulolium variety
350
(—)

8. A wheat (excluding durum wheat and spelt wheat), barley or oat variety
1,120
(1,085)

9. A field bean variety
330
(320)

10. A spring oilseed rape variety
700
(680)

11. A winter oilseed rape variety
735
(715)

Regulation 3(1)(d)

SCHEDULE 4RENEWAL FEES

Plant variety
Amount

New fee
Old fee

£

£*

*
The figures in italics are the fees which were charged under the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/676) before the coming into force of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/383) on 1st April 1997.

1. A vegetable variety (excluding a vegetable pea or broad bean variety)
155
(150)

2. Any other variety (including a vegetable pea or broad bean variety)
250
(245)

Regulation 3(1)(e)

SCHEDULE 5FEES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF OTHER MATTERS

Matter
When payable
Amount

New fee
Old fee

£

£*

*
The figures in italics are the fees which were charged under the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/676) before the coming into force of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/383) on 1st April 1997.”

1. Application for the substitution of a name in a National List
On making the application
25
(25)

2. Making written representations to the Ministers
On delivering the representations
25
(25)

3. Attending to be heard by a person appointed by the Ministers
Before the hearing
50
(50)

4. Purchase of a report from a testing authority in another country
Within 14 days of demand by the Minister
180
(165)

5. Observation plot-trials for value for cultivation and use
Within 14 days of demand by the Minister
125
(120)

6. Entry in a National List
Before entry in a National List
110
(105)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Fees) Regulations 1994 (as amended) (“the principal Regulations”) so as to prescribe revised fees in respect of matters arising under the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) Regulations 1982 (as amended) (regulation 2(b)).
The matters in respect of which the revised fees are prescribed are listed in the Schedule to these Regulations, and the fees which were chargeable before these Regulations came into force are printed in italics beside the revised fees.
Application, test, trial, observation plot, award and renewal fees have been increased by 3 per cent, rounded to the nearest £5. The fee for the purchase of a report from a testing authority in another country has been increased to accord with the international charge of 350 Swiss Francs. Other fees in Schedule 5 are unchanged.
The Regulations amend the principal Regulations by adding festulolium to the list of plant varieties for which fees are payable in respect of trials for value for cultivation and use.
These Regulations also remove the exception from charging for those varieties listed in Part II of Schedule 3 contained in regulation 3(3) of the principal Regulations. Part I and Part II of Schedule 3 have therefore been combined (regulation 2(a)).
A Compliance Cost Assessment has been prepared and placed in the library of both Houses of Parliament. Copies can be obtained from the Plant Variety Rights Office and Seeds Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, White House Lane, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LF.


(1)
1964 c. 14; section 16 was amended by the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68) section 4(1) and Schedule 4, paragraph 5(1), (2) and (3); see section 38(1) (as amended by S.I. 1978/272 and as read with section 39(3)(a)(ii)) for the definition of “the Ministers”.

(2)
S.I. 1973/609.

(3)
S.I. 1994/676, amended by S.I. 1995/607.
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