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1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.
(2) The following provisions of this Order come into operation one month after the date on which this Order is made—
(b)Article 8 and Schedule 2;
(e)paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 3, and Article 10(2) so far as relating thereto; and
(f)Article 13 and Schedule 4, so far as relating to the Queen's University of Belfast Act (Northern Ireland) 1928 (c.21) and the Horticulture Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c.15).
(3) The remaining provisions of this Order come into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.
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2. (1) 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—
“agriculture” has the same meaning as in the Agriculture Act (Northern Ireland) 1949 (c.2);
“the appointed day” means the day appointed under Article 1(3) for the coming into operation of Article 4;
“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;
“government department” means a Northern Ireland department or a department of the Government of the United Kingdom;
“the Institute” has the meaning given by Article 3(1);
“statutory provision” has the meaning given by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c.33).
(3) Any power of giving directions or making determinations conferred by any provision of this Order includes power to vary or revoke any direction or determination given or made under that provision.
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