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The Highland and Islands Agricultural Processing and Marketing Grants Etc. (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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2.  In these Regulations–

“approved expenditure” means the costs of an investment or project which the Scottish Ministers have approved for the purpose of calculating grant under these Regulations;

“authorised person” means a person appointed by the Scottish Ministers for the purpose of enforcement of these Regulations;

“Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1750/1999 of 23rd July 1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF)(1);

“Community legislation” means–

(a)

Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999;

(b)

Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 of 21st June 1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds(2); and

(c)

the Commission Regulation;

“Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1257/1999 of 17th May 1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) and amending and repealing certain Regulations(3);

“grant” means a payment under these Regulations, which may include a payment from the Guidance Section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund payable under the Community legislation;

“Highland and Islands area” means that part of Scotland comprising–

(a)

the area of the Argyll and Bute Council, excluding the Parishes of Arrochar, Rhu, Roseneath, Cardross and Luss;

(b)

the area of the Highland Council;

(c)

the area of the Orkney Islands Council;

(d)

the area of the Shetland Islands Council;

(e)

the area of the Western Isles Council;

(f)

in the area of the North Ayrshire Council, the islands of Arran, Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae; and

(g)

in the area of the Moray Council, the Parishes of Aberlour, Cabrach, Dallas, Dyke, Edinkillie, Forres, Inveravon, Kinloss, Kirkmichael, Knockando, Mortlach, Rafford and Rothes; and

“quality agricultural products” means products covered from time to time by Annex I to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, except fishery products, which in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers are above average quality.

(2) A reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication, as defined in the Electronic Communications Act 2000(4), which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

(3) References in these Regulations to a numbered regulation, or to a numbered Schedule, shall be construed as a reference to the regulation so numbered in, or to a Schedule so numbered to, these Regulations.

(1)

O.J. No. L 214, 13.8.99, p.31, as corrected by Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1750/1999 (O.J. No. L 37, 30.12.99, p.75), and amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2075/2000 (O.J. No. L 246, 30.9.00 p.46).

(2)

O.J. No. L 161, 26.6.99, p.1.

(3)

O.J. No. L 160, 26.9.99, p.80.

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