Publication - Consultation paper

Fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions: consultation

Published: 12 Feb 2018

Consultation paper providing the findings of a review into the fees for seed functions, and a proposal to amend fees to ensure full cost recovery.

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Fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions: consultation
Annex B: Matters Arising Under the Seeds (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 - Schedule 2

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Annex B: Matters Arising Under the Seeds (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 - Schedule 2

Matter When Payable Current Fee £ Proposed Fee £ Percentage Change
A. Representations by, and hearings of, a licensed professional seed operator, licensed crop inspector, licensed seed sampler or personnel pertaining to a licensed seed testing station
(i) Fee for making written representations to the Scottish Ministers On making representations 33.95 34.97 3.00%
(ii) Fee for being heard by a person appointed by the Scottish Ministers On applying to be heard 67.95 69.99 3.00%
B. Licensed seed testing stations
(i) Annual fee payable during the currency of the licence (or a proportion thereof in respect of a part of a year) Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, annually in advance 1650.00 1699.50 3.00%
(ii) Fee payable by a licensed seed testing station in respect of an official examination of seed Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, annually in arrears 7.63 7.63 No increase
C. Cereal Crop Inspection Courses and Examination
Fee for:- Fee payable within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers
(i) Cereal Crop inspection course 629.12 647.99 3.00%
(ii) Initial examination and compulsory re-test
(a) all 3 species groups 98.44 101.39 3.00%
(b) 2 species 72.48 74.65 3.00%
(c) 1 species only 36.24 37.33 3.00%
D. Seed Sampling Courses and Examination
Fee for:- Fee payable within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers
(i) Tuition and examination for seed samplers licence (administrative and sampling elements) 422.47 435.14 3.00%
(ii) Tuition and examination for seed samplers licence (administrative element only) 126.74 130.54 3.00%
(iii) Re-examination fee for seed samplers license with sampling function enabled 36.95 38.06 3.00%
(iv) Re-examination fee for seed samplers license with sampling function not enabled 10.59 10.91 3.00%
E. Seed analyst courses and examination
Fee for:- Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers
(i) Laboratory management course registration 1112.67 1146.05 3.00%
(ii) Laboratory management course attendance and examination (per day or part thereof) 419.42 432.00 3.00%
(iii) Analyst course registration 1841.56 1896.81 3.00%
(iv) Analyst course registration - additional and retake divisions (per division) 179.17 184.55 3.00%
(v) Analyst course attendance (per day or part thereof. Number of days depends on division) 419.42 432.00 3.00%
(vi) Analyst course examination (per day or part thereof) Analyst course examination (per day or part thereof) 419.42 432.00 3.00%
(vii) Tetrazolium testing course attendance (per day or part thereof) Tetrazolium testing course attendance (per day or part thereof) 433.67 446.68 3.00%
(viii) Tetrazolium testing course examination (per day or part thereof) Tetrazolium testing course examination (per day or part thereof) 433.67 446.68 3.00%

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