- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As made)
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.
3. (1) The Department may, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, by order make a scheme to provide for the payment by the Department of grants towards expenditure which—
(a)has been or is to be incurred for the purposes of, in connection with or in connection with any proposals for—
(i)the establishment or expansion of a farm business of such a description as may be speciﬁed in the scheme;
(ii)the establishment or expansion, for purposes connected with the establishment, expansion or carrying on of such a farm business, of any agricultural business;
(iii)the promotion of such a farm business; or
(iv)the marketing of anything produced or supplied in the course of such a farm business; and
(b)appears to the Department to be neither expenditure of a capital nature nor expenditure which would fall to be treated for the purposes of Article 16 of the Agriculture and Fisheries (Financial Assistance) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987F1 as incurred in connection with expenditure of a capital nature.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), a scheme under this Article providing for the payment of grants may—
(a)impose requirements to be complied with by persons applying for the grants;
(b)confer a discretion on the Department as to the payment of the grants, as to the manner and timing of their payment and as to their amounts;
(c)provide for the grants to be paid to persons on such terms as may be speciﬁed in or determined under the scheme and for the modiﬁcation of any such terms in such manner as may be so speciﬁed or determined;
(d)provide for the terms on which the grants are paid to impose such requirements on the persons to whom they are paid, including requirements to be complied with after the payment of the grants and requirements as to the repayment of grants, as may be so speciﬁed or determined;
(e)provide for any discretion conferred by or under the scheme to be exercisable in such circumstances and by reference to such matters, and the opinion of such persons, as may be so speciﬁed or determined; and
(f)contain such supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as the Department thinks ﬁt.
(3) An order under this Article shall be made subject to negative resolution.
(4) In this Article—
“agricultural business” means a business consisting in, or such part of a business as consists in, the pursuit of agriculture;
“agriculture” has the same meaning as in the Agriculture Act (Northern Ireland) 1949F2 and includes the use of land as osier land;
“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture;
“farm business” means any business consisting in, or such part of any business as consists in, a business which—
(a)is carried on by a person who also carries on an agricultural business at the same time and on the same or adjacent land; and
(b)is not itself an agricultural business.
Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: