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The Scottish Milk Marketing Scheme (Consolidation) Approval Order 1989

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2.—(1) In this Scheme, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:—

“accounting period” means such period comprising twelve consecutive calendar months as shall be determined from time to time by the Board;

“the Act” means the Agricultural Marketin g Act 1958(1), as amended by any subsequent Act;

“buyer” means a person who buys raw milk in bulk from or through the agency of the Board;

“Chairman” means any Chairman duly appointed in accordance with section 7 of the Scheme;

“commercial activities” in relation to the Board means any activities carried out by the Board in exercise of their powers under paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 15 of the Scheme to produce commodities from milk, and to sell milk (other than raw milk in bulk) and commodities produced from milk, and such other of their powers under those paragraphs as are related thereto;

“cow” means a cow kept for dairy purposes whether dry or in milk, but does not include a heifer which has never calved;

“exempt producer” means a registered producer who is the holder of a certificate of exemption issued under subsection (12) or (15) of section 32 of this Scheme;

“General Meeting” means a duly convened meeting of registered producers;

“intervention price equivalent of milk” means the intervention price equivalent of milk calculated pursuant to regulation 5 of the Milk Marketing Boards (Special Conditions) Regulations 1981(2);

“milk” means cows' milk produced in the area of the Scheme;

“Minister” means the Secretary of State for Scotland;

“Premium milk” and “Standard milk” means milk of these designations being special designations the use of which is authorised by any order made by the Minister;

“producer” means a producer of milk;

“registered” means registered under the Scheme, and “registration” shall be construed accordingly;

“the Scheme” means the Scottish Milk Marketing Scheme 1989, and any amendment thereof;

“statutory poll” means a poll concerning the amendment or revocation of the Scheme, as the case may be.

(2) In this Scheme, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a numbered section is a reference to the section so numbered in the Scheme and any reference in a section to a numbered subsection is a reference to the subsection so numbered in that section.


S.I. 1981/322

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