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Livestock Marketing Commission Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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(1)For the purpose of providing funds to be applied for the purpose of scientific research with the aim of securing benefits to and improvements in the livestock industry or the livestock products industry, the Ministry may by order—

(a)impose charges of amounts specified in the order on any class or description of persons referred to in subsection (2); or

(b)require the making of payments by the Commission;

or provide those funds by both those methods.

(2)The said persons are—

(a)persons engaged in the production, marketing or distribution of livestock;

(b)persons engaged in the production, processing, manufacture, marketing or distribution of livestock products;

(c)persons whose incomes are wholly or mainly derived from livestock or livestock products.

(3)An order under this section may provide for the imposition and recovery of charges in any way which might be authorised by regulations made under section 4 and may include in the order any provisions which could be included in those regulations and may apply any such regulations, with or without modifications.

(4)Any charges imposed by an order under subsection (1) shall be imposed by reference to the number of livestock dealt with by the persons chargeable.

(5)Any charges imposed by an order under subsection (1) shall be collected by the Commission or by any person or class of persons specified in the order.

(6)An order under this section shall be subject to affirmative resolution.

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