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The Agricultural Statistics (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) applies to this Order as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“agricultural unit” means the aggregate of—

(a)

any land owned or occupied by a person which is used for agriculture and is so used for the purposes of a trade or business; and

(b)

any other land owned or occupied by that person as a single unit with land falling within paragraph (a);

“agriculture” has the same meaning as in the Agriculture Act (Northern Ireland) 1949 (c. 2);

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

“livestock” includes creatures kept for any purpose;

“relevant person”, in relation to any land comprised in an agricultural unit, means any of the following—

(a)

the owner of the land;

(b)

the occupier of the land;

(c)

any person who by virtue of any contract, licence or other arrangement (whether express or implied) is entitled to use the land for his own benefit;

(d)

any person who owns livestock on the land;

(e)

any person who manages livestock on the land on behalf of the owner or occupier of the land.

(3) In its application to the service of notices under this Order, section 24 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) shall have effect with the omission of the word “registering” in subsection (1).

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