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The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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10.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) below, an eligible person shall, for a period of five years, or seven years in the case of financial assistance payable for housing for rent, following the last payment of financial assistance under these Regulations–

(i)retain all invoices, accounts and other relevant documents in relation to an approved measure and produce them for inspection if required to do so by the Scottish Ministers; and

(ii)provide the Scottish Ministers with such additional information in relation to the approved measure or the financial assistance paid in pursuance of that measure as they may require.

(2) If the eligible person transfers the original of any such document to another person in the normal course of business, the duty under paragraph (1) above shall be treated as having been fulfilled if there is kept a copy of that document for the said period.

(3) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply if, and for as long as, the document has been removed by an authorised person under regulation 11(3)(d).

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