The Price Marking (Amendment) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-06-06

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Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1441

The Price Marking (Amendment) Order 1995

6th June 1995

Laid before Parliament
7th June 1995

Coming into force
7th June 1995

The Secretary of State, after consulting in accordance with section 4(3) of the Prices Act 1974(1) in such manner as appeared to him to be appropriate, having regard to the subject matter and urgency of the Order, with such organisations representative of interests substantially affected by the Order as appeared to him, having regard to those matters, to be appropriate, in exercise of his powers under section 4 and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Price Marking (Amendment) Order 1995 and shall come into operation on 7th June 1995.

2.  The Price Marking Order 1991(2) is hereby amended, in article 4, in paragraph (2)(c), by the substitution, for the date “1995”, of the date “1997”.

Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Small Firms,Department of Trade and Industry.
6th June 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
The Order amends the Price Marking Order 1991 (“the 1991 Order”), made under the Prices Act 1974, which implemented Council Directive 79/581/EEC (OJ No. L158, 26.6.79, p.19) (“the 1979 Directive”) as amended by Council Directive 88/315/EEC (OJ No. L142, 9.6.88, p.23) and Council Directive 88/314/EEC (OJ No. L142, 9.6.88, p.19) (“the 1988 Directive”) on consumer protection in the indication of the prices of foodstuffs and non-food products, respectively. Article 4(2)(c) of the 1991 Order required the indication of the unit price of certain goods pre-packed in pre-established quantities from 7th June 1995 (“the 1995 date”). This Order substitutes the date 7th June 1997 for the 1995 date in anticipation of an amendment to the 1979 and 1988 Directives which is likely to substitute, for the 1995 date, a date at least two years later.

1974 c. 24; section 4 was amended by the Price Commission Act 1977 (c. 33), section 16(1).

S.I. 1991/1382, amended by S.I. 1991/1690 and S.I. 1994/1853.