177. Poll of registered producers.

177.     Poll of registered producers.

Every marketing scheme1, other than a substitutional scheme2, must require a poll of the registered producers3 on the question whether the scheme should remain in force to be taken within such time as may be specified in the scheme4. There is a 'suspensory period' following approval of a scheme5, pending the poll of registered producers, during which the powers conferred by the scheme to regulate sales and the marketing of the regulated product6 cannot be exercised: if not less than two-thirds of those voting (in terms of both numbers and