The Plant Varieties Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-04-08

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1028 (C.23)

PLANT BREEDERS' RIGHTS AND SEEDS
The Plant Varieties Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1998

Made
8th April 1998

The Ministers, in exercise of their powers under section 54(3) of the Plant Varieties Act 1997(1), hereby make the following Order:—

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Plant Varieties Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1998.

Provisions coming into force on 8th May 1998

2.  The Plant Varieties Act 1997, other than sections 49, 53 and 54(2), shall come into force on 8th May 1998.

Donoughue
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
8th April 1998

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Win Griffiths
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
7th April 1998

Dubs
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office
8th April 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force on 8th May 1998 those parts of the Plant Varieties Act 1997 which did not come into force on the passing of that Act.


(1)
1997 c. 66; see section 49(1) for the definition of “the Ministers”.

(2)
Sections 49, 53 and 54 of the Plant Varieties Act 1997 were brought into force on the day on which that Act was passed (27th November 1997) by virtue of section 54(2) of that Act.
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