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Agriculture Act 1970

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14Method of raising levy

(1)Any levy imposed for the purposes of this Part of this Act for the accounting period beginning with 28th March 1971. and ending with 1st April 1972 shall be imposed in accordance with section 15 of this Act.

(2)Subject to subsection (3) of this section, any levy imposed for the purposes of this Part of this Act for any subsequent accounting period shall be imposed in accordance with section 16(7) of this Act.

(3)If any accounting period beginning on or after 2nd April 1972. and ending with a date not later than 30th March 1974 is the same as a guarantee period prescribed by an order under section 1 of the Agriculture Act 1957 with respect to eggs and duck eggs, then, notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, any levy imposed for the purposes of this Part of this Act for that accounting period shall be imposed in accordance with section 15 of this Act unless before the beginning of that accounting period the Authority by resolution determine that any said levy shall be imposed in accordance with section 16(7) of this Act; and where such a resolution is passed by the Authority they shall publish notice of it in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

(4)Where in the case of any accounting period, any levy for the purposes of this Part of this Act for that accounting period is to be imposed in accordance with section 16(7) of this Act and either—

(a)no scheme under the said section 16 is for the time being in force ; or

(b)the Authority intend that the scheme for the time being in force under that section shall be varied for the purposes of that accounting period,

the Authority shall submit such a scheme or, as the case may be, a further scheme varying the existing scheme to the Ministers before the beginning of that accounting period and shall publish notice of the submission of that scheme or further scheme in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

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