9. Section 9 of the principal Act is amended —
by deleting subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the following subsections:
“(1) The Minister may by regulations prescribe general specifications for the construction of weighing or measuring instruments to which section 7 applies.
(2) Subject to subsection (4), where any general specification is for the time being prescribed under subsection (1), no letter of pattern approval shall be issued under section 8 in respect of the pattern of any weighing or measuring instrument unless the pattern complies with the prescribed general specifications.”;
by deleting the word “equipment” wherever it appears in subsections (3) and (4) and substituting in each case the word “instrument”;
by deleting subsection (5); and
by deleting the word “equipment” in the marginal note and substituting the word “instruments”.