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Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

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7Further provisions as to marketing of regulated product and provisions for encouragement of co-operation, education and research

(1)Subject to the approval of the Minister, a scheme may provide for all or any of the matters set out in any one or more of the following paragraphs, that is to say:—

(a)for empowering the board to buy the regulated product, to produce such commodities from that product as may be specified in the scheme, and to sell, grade, pack, store, adapt for sale, insure, advertise and transport the regulated product and any commodity so produced by the board ;

(b)for empowering the board to buy from the board administering any corresponding scheme any product the marketing of which is regulated by that scheme, to produce from anything so bought any commodity which the board are authorised to produce from the regulated product, and to sell, grade, pack, store, adapt for sale, insure, advertise and transport anything so bought and any commodity produced therefrom by the board;

(c)for empowering the board to exercise, as agents for the board administering any corresponding scheme, any power of that board to sell, grade, pack, store, adapt for sale, insure, advertise and transport any product the marketing of which is regulated by that scheme ;

(d)for empowering the board to manufacture or acquire, and to sell or let for hire to registered producers and other persons, anything required for the production, grading, packing, storing, adaptation for sale, transport or sale of the regulated product;

(e)for empowering the board to render to registered producers and other persons, on payment or otherwise, any service which is calculated to promote the more efficient production, grading, packing, storing, adaptation for sale, transport or sale of the regulated product;

(f)for empowering the board to co-operate with any other person in doing anything which the board are or might be empowered to do by virtue of any of the foregoing provisions of this subsection ;

(g)for empowering the board to do anything calculated to procure, promote or facilitate the doing by any other person of anything in the doing of which the board are or might be empowered to co-operate by virtue of paragraph (f) of this subsection ;

(h)for regulating the manner in which the regulated product or any description or quantity thereof is to be graded by or on behalf of registered producers, or the manner in which the regulated product or any description or quantity thereof is to be marked, packed, stored, adapted for sale, insured, advertised or transported by or on behalf of registered producers ;

(i)for enabling the board to encourage, promote or conduct agricultural co-operation, research and education.

(2)A provision included in a scheme by virtue of paragraph (d) or paragraph (e) of the foregoing subsection shall be so framed as to secure that the things sold or let for hire, and the services rendered, are sold, let for hire or rendered, either exclusively or primarily, in such circumstances as to be likely to be utilised, either wholly or mainly, by, or in connection with the regulated product produced by, registered producers, and paragraphs (f) and (g) of that subsection shall be construed accordingly.

(3)Except in the case of a substitutional scheme, the operation of all the provisions of a scheme made in pursuance of the foregoing provisions of this section shall be suspended until the expiration of the suspensory period.

(4)In this section " corresponding scheme " means, in relation to a scheme, any other scheme under this Act or any scheme under corresponding legislation enacted by the Parliament of Northern Ireland, being in either case a scheme for regulating the marketing of the same product as the product the marketing of which is regulated by the first-mentioned scheme.

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