Legislation enforced

The legislation enforced by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards is listed in the following schedule of statutes and is subject to amendment or addition as appropriate.

Schedule of statutes

All Lancashire County Council Trading Standards duly appointed Officers are (1) appointed authorised officers for the appropriate exercise of all the County Council’s powers and duties under the Schedule of Statutes reproduced below and any statutes amending or extending the same, and appropriate Statutory Instruments, Regulations, By-Laws or Orders made there under and (2) authorised under Sections 101, 222 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1972 to appear in, on behalf of the county council, any proceedings before any Magistrates Court under the appropriate acts set out in the Schedule of Statutes.

  • Administration of Justice Act 1970
  • Agriculture Act 1970
  • Agriculture (Misc Provisions) Act 1968
  • Animal Health Acts 1981/2002
  • Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
  • Bail Act 1976
  • Cancer Act 1939
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1933
  • Children and Young Persons (Protection  from Tobacco) Act 1991
  • Clean Air Act 1993
  • Climate Change Act 2008
  • Companies Act 1985/2006
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Control of Pollution Act 1974
  • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • County of Lancashire Act 1984
  • Criminal Attempts Act 1981
  • Development of Tourism Act 1969
  • Education Reform Act 1988
  • Energy Act 1976
  • Enterprise Act 2002
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Estate Agents Act 1979
  • European Communities Act 1972
  • **Explosives Acts 1875
  • Fair Trading Act 1973
  • Farm and Garden Chemicals Act 1967
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
  • Fireworks Act 2003
  • Food and Environment Protection Act 1985
  • **Food Safety Act 1990
  • Forgery & Counterfeiting Act 1981
  • Fraud Act 2006
  • Hallmarking Act 1973
  • **Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Housing Act 2004
  • ***Licensing Act 2003
  • Local government Act 1972
  • Local Government (Misc Provisions) Act 1976
  • Malicious Communications Act 1988
  • Medicines Act 1968
  • *Merchant Shipping Act 1995
  • Motor Cycle Noise Act 1987
  • Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925
  • **Petroleum (Regulation) Acts 1928/1936
  • Poisons Act 1972
  • Prices Acts 1974
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • **Public Health Acts 1936/1961
  • Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • Registered Designs Act 1949
  • Road Traffic Act 1988
  • Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002
  • Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979
  • Trade Descriptions Act 1968
  • Trade Marks Act 1994
  • Unsolicited Goods & Services Acts 1971/1975
  • Video Recordings Act 1984
  • *Weights and Measures Act 1985

*  Enforceable by Trading Standards Officers only

**  Enforceable by officers who are suitably competent

*** Action undertaken under Section 149 and 152 can only be authorised by Trading Standards Officers