1996 No. 3097
The Deregulation (Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951) (Repeal) Order 1996
9th December 1996
Coming into force in accordance with article 1
(a)the Secretary of State is of the opinion that the provisions of the Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951(1) impose burdens affecting persons in the carrying on of a trade, business, profession or otherwise and that by repealing the provisions concerned it is possible to remove or reduce the burdens, without removing any necessary protection;
(b)the Secretary of State has consulted such organisations as appear to him to be representative of interests substantially affected by his proposals and such other persons as he considers appropriate;
(c)it appears to the Secretary of State that it is appropriate, following that consultation, to proceed with the making of this Order;
(d)a document setting out the Secretary of State’s proposals has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 3 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994(2) and the period for Parliamentary consideration under section 4 of that Act has expired;
(e)the Secretary of State has had regard to the representations made during that period;
(f)a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament with a statement giving details of such representations; and
(g)a draft of this Order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:
Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the power conferred on him by section 1 of the 1994 Act, hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Deregulation (Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951) (Repeal) Order 1996 and shall come into force 28 days after the day on which it is made.
2. The Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951 is hereby repealed.
3.—(1) The following enactments (which are spent in consequence of article 2 above) are hereby repealed, namely—
(a)paragraph 11 of Schedule 17 to the London Government Act 1963(3),
(b)paragraph 11 of Schedule 4 to the Consumer Credit Act 1974(4),
(c)paragraph 9 of Schedule 7 to the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980(5),
(d)paragraph 6 of Schedule 6 to the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980(6),
(e)paragraph 4 of Schedule 9 to the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994(7), and
(f)paragraph 37 of Schedule 13 to the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act, 1994(8).
(2) In paragraph 10(b) of Schedule 15 to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(9), (saving for certain amendments (including amendment to the Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951) made by the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972(10)), for “93” there is substituted “92”.
John M Taylor,
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Corporate and Consumer Affairs,
Department of Trade and Industry
9th December 1996
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order repeals the Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951 (“the Act”).
The Act made provision in respect of all premises where rag flock and other filling materials are manufactured, kept or used in respect of any form of upholstering, including bedding, toys, and other articles. The Act also provided for the licensing of premises for their storage, manufacture and use by local authorities. It also made provision about the cleanliness of the material.
1951 c. 63.
1994 c. 40.
1963 c. 33.
1974 c. 39.
1980 c. 43.
1980 c. 65.
1994 c. 19.
1994 c. 39.
1978 c. 29.
1972 c. 58.