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Agriculture (Temporary Assistance) Act (Northern Ireland) 1954

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1Schemes for assisting agricultural industry.N.I.

(1)For the purpose of assisting the agricultural industry in Northern Ireland, the Ministry of Agriculture (in this Act referred to as “the Ministry”) may, in accordance with and subject to schemes made by the Minister of Agriculture (in this Act referred to as “the Minister”) with the approval of the Minister of Finance, make payments to or for the benefit (whether direct or indirect) of[F1 persons engaged in the production, processing, packing or marketing of]F1 any produce specified in the schemes.

F2[(2)The Minister may by order provide that this Act and all such schemes made under this Act shall, except to such extent as may be specified in the order, cease to have effect on such date as may be specified in the order so however that an order shall not be made under this sub-section unless and until a draft thereof has been approved by the Minister of Finance and by a resolution of each House of Parliament.]

(3)The Minister may in connection with the making or administration of any scheme consult with such bodies of persons as appear to him to represent the interests of[F1 persons engaged in the production, processing, packing or marketing of]F1 the produce specified in the scheme or such other interests as appear to the Minister to be concerned therewith.

(4)A scheme made under this Act may be varied or revoked by a subsequent scheme made under this Act.

(5)A scheme made under this Act shall be laid before each House of Parliament, and if either House of Parliament within the next statutory period on which it has sat after the scheme is laid before it, resolves that the scheme shall be annulled, the scheme shall thereupon cease to have effect but without prejudice to anything done thereunder or to the making of a new scheme.

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