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The Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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Applications for approval

5.—(1) The Milk Marketing Board for Northern Ireland (“the Board”) may, at any time before 1st January 1994, apply to the Department for approval of a scheme for the reorganisation of the arrangements relating to the marketing of milk in Northern Ireland (“scheme of reorganisation”).

(2) An application under this Article shall include—

(a)a copy of the scheme to which the application relates;

(b)a statement of the Board’s reasons for believing that the scheme is one which ought to be approved;

(c)a statement, in relation to each successor body proposed to be engaged in milk trading, of the practices proposed to be adopted by it with respect to such trading; and

(d)a statement of the Board’s reasons for believing that those practices satisfy Article 6(2)(a)(iii).

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), an application under this Article may be amended or withdrawn at any time before the Department has finally determined it.

(4) An application under this Article may not be amended at any time after the Department has given the Board notice under Article 7(2) or (3).

(5) Where the Board has made an application under this Article, it may not make a further such application until the previous application has been finally determined or withdrawn.

(6) No application under this Article may be made by the Board if it has obtained approval of a scheme of reorganisation under this Part.

(7) The Department may by order extend the period for making applications under this Article.

(8) In paragraph (2)(c), “successor body” means a body to which property, rights or liabilities of the Board are, under a scheme of reorganisation, proposed to be transferred under Article 14.

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