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The Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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8.—(1) Where the Department has in accordance with the 2007 Regulations paid to any person less favoured area compensatory allowances in respect of any eligible forage area, it shall make an additional payment of less favoured area compensatory allowances to that person at a rate of—

(a)£1.04 per hectare of severely disadvantaged land (not being common land);

(b)£0.52 per hectare of disadvantaged land (not being common land);

(c)£0.52 per hectare of common land,

comprising or comprising part of that eligible forage area.

(2) Regulations 4(6), 5, 6 and 9 to 24 of the Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 shall apply in relation to any payment under this Regulation as they apply in relation to payments under the 2007 Regulations.

(3) The amount of any 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 person entitled to the payment of less favoured area compensatory allowances throughout at least the minimum grazing period is at least 25% of the number of that person’s relevant animals expressed in livestock units.

(4) Expressions used in this regulation and regulation 5 which are also used in the 2007 Regulations or the Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 shall have the same meaning as in those Regulations.

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