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Agriculture (Temporary Assistance) Act (Northern Ireland) 1954

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2Further provisions as to schemes.N.I.

(1)Without prejudice to the generality of the preceding section, a scheme made under this Act may contain such provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or desirable—

(a)for providing that, subject to any specified limits of quantity, a[F1 person]F1 who has failed to effect a sale of his produce at or above a specified price through the ordinary means of trading, may, subject to any specified conditions, receive payments of specified amounts or at specified rates in respect of such produce;

(b)for providing for the making of payments at a specified rate per [F2 hectacre] to[F1 persons]F1 producing any specified produce, subject to any specified conditions and to any specified power to reduce or withhold payment on any specified grounds;

(c)for securing that factors affecting the determination of the amount of the payments to be made under the scheme are determined by reference to production of or dealings in the specified produce in any specified period whether occurring before or after the date of the scheme or occuring partly before and partly after the date of the scheme;

(d)for making different payments in different circumstances, and in particular for making in relation to any specified produce, different payments or different provisions for different qualities or descriptions thereof or for different seasons of the year or according to the purpose for which the produce is to be used;

(e)for providing for the making, collection, application or return of equalization payments or service charges on specified produce;

(f)for requiring persons engaged in the producing[F1 processing, packing or marketing]F1 of specified produce to register with the Ministry or with any specified person and to furnish specified information in regard to the specified produce and to permit inspection of the books and premises of such persons;

(g) for exempting from the scheme any person or class of persons engaged in producing[F1 processing, packing or marketing]F1 the specified produce or any quality or description of the specified produce;

(h)for regulating and improving the quality, production[F1 processing, packing or marketing]F1 of specified produce; and

(i)for securing the due and proper administration of the scheme and for preventing fraud in connection with the scheme.

(2)Without prejudice to any other provision of this Act, section thirteen of the Agriculture Act (Northern Ireland), 1949 [1949 c.2] , shall apply in relation to the powers exercisable by the Minister under this Act as it applies in relation to the powers exercisable by the Ministry under or by virtue of any provision contained in Part I of that Act.

F11984 NI 2

F2SR 1977/352

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