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The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Additional grants for persons entitled to Community suckler cow premiums

5.—(1) In this Article “suckler cow premium” and “additional premium” have the same meanings as in paragraph 1 and paragraph 7 of Article 4d of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 805/68(1)

(2) The Department may by regulations made with the consent of the Department of Finance and Personnel make provision for the payment of a grant—

(a)to any person entitled to receive a suckler cow premium; and

(b)of an amount not exceeding the maximum payable by way of an additional premium.

(3) Regulations under this Article may in particular—

(a)require applications for a grant to be made within a specified period and at specified times;

(b)make provision as to the amount of any grant;

(c)make the payment of a grant subject to compliance with conditions, including conditions requiring repayment (or repayment with interest) in specified circumstances;

(d)confer powers of entry and inspection and impose requirements as to the keeping, preservation and production of records and other documents for the purpose of verifying entitlement to grants;

(e)in connection with any provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (d) or the making of false statements for the purpose of obtaining a grant create offences punishable on summary conviction with a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale;

(f)make such further incidental and supplementary provision as the Department thinks necessary or expedient for the purposes of this Article.

(4) Regulations under this Article shall be subject to negative resolution.

(1)

O.J. No. L148

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