S.I. No. 161/1981 - Maximum Prices (Butter) (No. 2) Order, 1981.


S.I. No. 161 of 1981.

MAXIMUM PRICES (BUTTER) (NO. 2) ORDER, 1981.

The Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 22A and 22C (inserted by the Prices (Amendment) Act, 1965 (No. 23 of 1965)) of the Prices Act, 1958 (No. 4 of 1958), as amended by the Prices (Amendment) Act, 1972 (No. 20 of 1972), the Prices Stabilisation Order, 1973 ( S.I. No. 96 of 1973 ), and the Industry, Commerce and Energy (Alteration of name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1980 ( S.I. No. 10 of 1980 ), hereby orders as follows:—

1. This Order may be cited as the Maximum Prices (Butter) (No. 2) Order, 1981.

2. This Order shall come into operation on the 11th day of May, 1981.

3. The maximum prices at which butter (other than butter in ½ lb. foil wrapped packs containing no salt and marked as such by the manufacturer), whether foil wrapped or parchment wrapped, may be sold by retail shall be—

( a ) in the case of butter in 1 lb. parchment wrapped packs, 67½p per 1 lb.,

( b ) in the case of butter in 1 lb. foil wrapped packs, 68½p per 1 lb.,

( c ) in the case of butter in ½ lb parchment wrapped packs—

(i) if one pack only is comprised in the transaction, 34p per ½ lb.,

(ii) if more than one pack is comprised in the transaction 34p per ½ lb. in the case of one of the packs and 33½p per ½ lb. in the case of each of the other packs,

( d ) in the case of butter in ½ lb. foil wrapped packs—

(i) if one pack only is comprised in the transaction, 34½ p per ½ lb.,

(ii) if more than one pack is comprised in the transaction, 34½p per ½ lb. in the case of one of the packs and 34½p per ½ lb. in the case of each of the other packs,

( e ) in the case of butter in 500 gramme foil wrapped packs, 75½p per 500 grammes,

( f ) in the case of butter in 250 gramme foil wrapped packs—

(i) if one pack only is comprised in the transaction, 38p per 250 grammes,

(ii) if more than one pack is comprised in the transaction, 38p per 250 grammes in the case of one of the packs and 37½p per 250 grammes in the case of each of the other packs,

( g ) in any other cases, prices calculated at the rate of 67½p per lb.

4. Where butter (other than butter in ½ lb. foil wrapped packs containing no salt and marked as such by the manufacturer) is sold by retail in a packet purporting to contain a specified weight of the butter, the packet shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Order, to contain that weight of butter.

5. The Maximum Prices (Butter) Order, 1981 ( S.I. No. 145 of 1981 ), is hereby revoked.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism,

this 4th day of May 1981.

HUGH McGLOIN

A person authorised by the Minister for Industry, Commerce

and Tourism to authenticate the Official Seal of the Minister.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

This Order fixes the maximum retail prices which may be charged for butter.