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

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Power to make provision for protection of guarantees

5.  For the purpose of supporting any arrangements in force by virtue of an order under Article 3 and in particular of securing that payments (whether made by or on behalf of the Department under any such order or by a Board to whom payments are so made) are made in proper cases only, the Department may by order make provision—

(a)for requiring that potatoes to which the order applies (being potatoes eligible for such payments as aforesaid or potatoes of any class or description which includes potatoes eligible for such payments) shall be marked in such circumstances, in such manner, for such purpose, and by or under the supervision of such person, as may be prescribed by or under the order;

(b)for prohibiting the removal from markets or other places where potatoes are required to be marked in pursuance of the order of any potatoes to which the order applies which have not been so marked;

(c)for requiring the production, or the keeping and production, by merchants or other persons of books, accounts or records relating to the purchase, sale or use of potatoes to which the order applies;

(d)for enabling authorised officers of the Department to enter upon land used for the production, storage, grading, packing or sale of any potatoes to which the order applies, and to inspect and take samples of any such potatoes found upon land so used;

(e)prohibiting—

(i)the sale or use for human consumption (including use in the preparation of food for human consumption);

(ii)the sale or use for planting;

of potatoes purchased by or on behalf of the Department or any Board in pursuance of an order under Article 3 and sold by it as stockfeed;

(f)for any other matters for which provision appears to the Department to be necessary or expedient for the purposes described in this Article.

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