Consumer Protection Act 2007

61.

State of emergency affecting supply of a product.

61.— (1) If the Government are of the opinion that abnormal circumstances prevail or are likely to prevail in relation to the supply of a product, the Government may by order (“emergency order”) declare that a state of emergency affecting the supply of that product exists.

(2) An emergency order may relate to one or more products and may define the products in such manner as the Government think fit.

(3) Unless the term of an emergency order is extended under subsection (4) or (5) or the order is revoked, an emergency order—

( a) remains in force for such term (not exceeding 6 months from the date that the order is made) that the Government think proper and specify in the order, and

( b) expires at the end of the last day of the term specified.

(4) Subject to subsection (5), if an emergency order is in force (“principal order”) and the Government are of the opinion that abnormal circumstances continue to prevail in relation to the supply of a product to which the order relates, the Government may make one order (“extension order”) in relation to that product extending the term of the principal order as it relates to that product for a period not exceeding 6 months from the date that the extension order is made.

(5) If during the extended term under subsection (4), the Government are of the opinion that abnormal circumstances continue to prevail in relation to the supply of the product to which the extension order relates, the Government may make only one more order (“final extension order”) in relation to that product extending the term of the principal order as it relates to that product for a period not exceeding 6 months from the date that the final extension order is made.