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The Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 and shall come into operation on 12th September 2007.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In these Regulations “the Principal Regulations”(2) means the Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007;

(3) Other expressions used both in these Regulations and the Principal Regulations shall have the meaning in these Regulations as they have in the Principal Regulations.

(4) Any reference in these Regulations to a Community instrument is a reference to that instrument as amended on the date on which these Regulations are made.

(5) A reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication which has been recorded and is capable of being subsequently reproduced.

Power to make additional payments

3.—(1) Where in respect of 2007 the Department has granted the application by any claimant for a payment of less favoured area compensatory allowance under regulation 3 of the Principal Regulations, it may make an additional payment of less favoured area compensatory allowance in respect of that year in accordance with the following provisions.

Amount of payment

4.—(1) Any additional payment in respect of the descriptions of eligible forage area specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 shall be made at the rates specified in column 2 of Schedule 1.

(2) The amount of the payment under paragraph (1) may be increased by an amount determined by the Department if the number of suckler cows and heifers expressed in livestock units kept by a claimant throughout at least the minimum grazing period is at least 25% of the number of the claimant’s relevant animals expressed in livestock units.

Application of the Principal Regulations

5.  Regulations 4(6), 5, 6 and 9 to 24 of the Principal Regulations shall apply to any additional payment of less favoured area compensatory allowance made under these Regulations as they apply in relation to a payment under regulation 3 of the Principal Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 22nd August 2007.

L.S.

G. O'Doherty

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

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