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Explanatory Memorandum to Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Order 2004


6.There has previously been widespread consultation on these issues:

  • Professor O’Hare issued a Consultation Paper in September 2001 inviting comments to be taken into account during the course of his review.

  • The O’Hare Report was published in April 2002 and public consultation was invited until the end of August 2002.

  • Details of the Department’s response to the O’Hare proposals were announced in November 2002 and another public consultation period was facilitated on the measures until the end of February 2003.

  • Following that a Ministerial announcement of decisions was made in March 2003.

7.Further specific consultation on the Order was completed on 17 September 2004.

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