188. Proceedings and penalties for contraventions of schemes.

188.     Proceedings and penalties for contraventions of schemes.

Every marketing scheme1 must be framed so as to secure that, before a penalty is imposed for contravening2 any of the specified provisions of the scheme3, there is a hearing by the disciplinary committee4 and a decision is taken in accordance with the opinion of all or the majority of its members5. Schemes must also secure that, at least 14 days before the hearing, notice of the time and place of the hearing and a written statement of the charge are served personally, or by registered post or recorded