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The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) Order 1989

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) Order 1989 and shall come into force on 12th September 1989.

(2) Any reference in this Order to“the Schedule” shall be construed as a reference to the Schedule to this Order, and a reference to column 3 of the Schedule shall be construed as including a reference to the note to that column.

Assessment of productive capacity of land

2.—(1) Paragraph (2) of this article has effect for the purpose of the assessment of the productive capacity of a unit of agricultural land, in order to determine whether that unit is a commercial unit of agricultural land within the meaning of subparagraph (1) of paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.

(2) Where the land in question would be capable, when farmed under competent management, of carrying or producing any such livestock, crop etc, as is mentioned in any entry in column 1 of the Schedule–

(a)the unit of production prescribed in relation to that use of the land shall be the unit specified in column 2 of the Schedule opposite to that entry, and

(b)the amount which, for the period of 12 months beginning with 12th September 1989, is to be regarded for the purposes of the said paragraph 3 as the net annual income from that unit of production in that period shall be the amount so specified in column 3 of the Schedule.

Revocation

3.  The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) Order 1988(1) is hereby revoked.

In witness whereof the Official Seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 26th July 1989.

L.S.

John Selwyn Gummer

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Peter Walker

Secretary of State for Wales

25th July 1989

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