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The Agriculture and Fisheries (Financial Assistance) (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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Power to provide for guaranteed prices, etc.

3.—(1) The Department may by order make such provision as appears to it to be expedient for providing guaranteed prices or assured markets for producers of potatoes.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), an order under this Article may in particular provide—

(a)for the payment by the Department to the Board administering a marketing scheme for potatoes of sums calculated by reference to the difference between the value at guaranteed prices determined by the Department in pursuance of the order of potatoes sold by the Board and the receipts of the Board ascertained or estimated for the purposes of the order from the sale of potatoes;

(b)for the payment by the Department to producers of potatoes, or to such other persons as may be prescribed by the order, of sums calculated by reference to the difference between guaranteed prices determined by the Department in pursuance of the order and prices ascertained or estimated for the purposes of the order as the prices received or to be received by producers on the sale of potatoes;

(c)for the purchase by or on behalf of the Department or by the Board administering a marketing scheme for potatoes, at guaranteed prices determined by the Department in pursuance of the order, of any potatoes tendered by the producers, and, in the case of purchase by an such Board, for the payment by the Department of the whole or part of any trading losses incurred or treated as incurred by the Board on the purchase and disposal of potatoes.

(3) Subject to the provisions of this Article, any guaranteed price to be determined by the Department in pursuance of an order under this Article shall be determined from time to time in respect of such guarantee periods (being periods of or of approximately 12 months) as may be prescribed by the order, and shall be so determined in the light of the conclusions of the Department from the annual review last held before the commencement of that period.

(4) Subject to the following provisions of this part, any guaranteed price determined by the Department for a guarantee period in pursuance of an order under this Article may be varied by a subsequent determination of the Department.

(5) Where the dates of the guarantee periods prescribed by an order under this Article are varied by a subsequent order, that subsequent order may direct that the duration of the first guarantee period under the order as varied, or of the last previous guarantee period, shall be shortened or extended accordingly.

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