SCHEDULE 6 Investigatory Powers: Consequential Amendments
SCHEDULE 6 Investigatory Powers: Consequential Amendments

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(1)     Section 35ZB of the Registered Designs Act 1949 (enforcement) is amended as follows.

(2)     Omit subsection (1).

(3)     Before subsection (2) insert—

“(1A)     For the investigatory powers available to a local weights and measures authority or the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland for the purposes of the enforcement of section 35ZA, see Schedule 5 to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.”

2

The Trade Descriptions Act 1968 is amended as follows.

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In section 26 (enforcing authorities) after subsection (1) insert—

“(1A)     For the investigatory powers available to a local weights and measures authority for the purposes of the duty in subsection (1), see Schedule 5 to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.”

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Omit section 27 (power to make test purchases).

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Omit section 28 (power to enter premises and inspect and seize goods and documents).

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Omit section 29 (obstruction of authorised officers).

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Omit section 30 (notice of test and intended prosecution).

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Omit section 33 (compensation for loss, etc of goods seized under section 28).

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(1)     Section 40 (provisions as to Northern Ireland) is amended as follows.

(2)     In subsection (1), omit paragraph (c).

(3)     After subsection (1) insert—

“(1A)     For the investigatory powers available to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland for the purposes of the duty in subsection (1)(b), see Schedule 5 to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.”

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(1)     Section 9 of the Hallmarking Act 1973 (enforcement of Act) is amended as follows.

(2)     After subsection (2) insert—

“(2A)     For the investigatory powers available to a local weights and measures authority,

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