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Agriculture Act 1970

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86Modifications of Part IV in application to Northern Ireland

(1)In its application to Northern Ireland, this Part of this Act shall have effect subject to the modifications specified in the following provisions of this section.

(2)In section 66(1)—

(a)there shall be inserted the following definition, namely— ' chief agricultural analyst' means the chief agricultural analyst for Northern Ireland

(b)the definitions of " enforcement authority", " the Minister " and " the Ministers " shall be omitted.

(3)For section 67 there shall be substituted the following—

67(1)The Ministry of Agriculture for Northern Ireland (in this Part of this Act referred to as " the Ministry ") shall enforce the provisions of this Part of this Act.

(2)For the purpose of enforcing this Part of this Act the Ministry may appoint such agricultural analysts, deputy agricultural analysts and inspectors as appear to the Ministry to be necessary.

(4)In section 76(5), for the words " the authority for whom he acts " there shall be substituted the words

the Ministry.

(5)In sections 75 and 77, for any reference to the agricultural analyst for an inspector's area there shall be substituted a reference to an agricultural analyst in Northern Ireland, and the expression

agricultural analystshall not include the chief agricultural analyst.

(6)In section 78, for any reference to the Government Chemist there shall be substituted a reference to the chief agricultural analyst; and in subsection (10) of that section for the words

the Minister of Technology with the approval of the Treasury

there shall be substituted the words

the Ministry with the approval of the Ministry of Finance for Northern Ireland.

(7)In section 79, for any reference to the Government Chemist there shall be substituted a reference to the chief agricultural analyst, and in subsection (5) the words

(3)(b)shall be omitted.

(8)In section 80, subsections (2) to (4) shall be omitted.

(9)In section 84, for any reference to the Ministers there shall be substituted a reference to the Ministry, and in subsection (2) thereof the words

shall be made by statutory instrument, andshall be omitted and for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following:—

(b)shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

(10)Section 87(1) shall have effect with the substitution for the word

Ministersof the word " Ministry " and with the omission of the words " made by statutory instrument ".

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