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The Beef Special Premium Regulations 1993

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2.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

“additional amount” means the additional amount payable pursuant to Article 4h of Council Regulation 805/68;

“animal” means a male animal of the bovine species;

“animal in the first age bracket” means an animal which on the date of the commencement of the retention period is not less than eight months and not more than twenty months old;

“animal in the second age bracket” means an animal which on the date of the commencement of the retention period is not less than twenty one months old;

“applicant” a means producer who has applied for Community premium;

“appropriate Minister” means in relation to England, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and, in relation to Wales or Scotland, the Secretary of State concerned with agriculture in those parts of the United Kingdom;

“authorised person” means a person (whether or not an officer of that Minister) who is authorised by the appropriate Minister, either generally or specially, to act in matters arising under these Regulations;

“Commission Regulation 3886/92” means Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 3886/92 laying down detailed rules for the application of the premium schemes provided for in Council Regulation (EEC) No. 805/68 on the common organization of the market in beef and repealing Regulations (EEC) No. 1244/82 (EEC) and No. 714/89(1), as amended by Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 538/93(2);

“Commission Regulation 3887/92” means Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 3887/92 laying down detailed rules for applying the integrated administration and control system for certain Community aid schemes(3);

“Community premium” means the first premium or the second premium, or both the first premium and the second premium, as the case may be;

“Council Regulation 805/68” means Council Regulation (EEC) No. 805/68 on the common organization of the market in beef and veal(4), as amended, so far as is relevant to these Regulations, by Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2066/92(5);

“first premium” means the premium payable pursuant to the first indent of Article 4b(2) of Council Regulation 805/68;

“forage area” has the same meaning as in Article 4g(3) of Council Regulation 805/68;

“Holding” has the same meaning as in Article 4a of Council Regulation 805/68;

“imported” means imported into Great Britain;

“national administrative document” means a document issued in pursuance of Article 3 of Commission Regulation 3886/92, by the appropriate Minister or the competent authority in Northern Ireland;

“person who has applied for a national administrative document” means a person who has applied for a national administrative document under regulation 3, or a duplicate or replacement national administrative document under regulation 5 or 6, and shall include a person who has been issued with such a document under such regulation;

“premium scheme” means the aid scheme referred to in Article 4b of Council Regulation 805/68;

“producer” has the same meaning as in Article 4a of Council Regulation 805/68;

“relevant date” means, in relation to an applicant, the date on which his application for Community premium was lodged with the appropriate Minister;

“retention period” means the period referred to in the first paragraph of Article 4 of Commission Regulation 3886/92;

“second premium” means the premium payable pursuant to the second indent of Article 4b(2) of Council Regulation 805/68;

“sell” includes offer or expose for sale or have in possession for sale and “sale” and “selling” shall be construed accordingly;

“specified animal” means an animal which is over three months old;

“specified control measure” means any check which a member State is required to carry out under Article 6 of Commission Regulation 3887/92;

“specified record” means any record which an applicant is required to retain by virtue of regulation 10;

“third country” means any country other than a member State or Northern Ireland; and

“transitional premium” means the special premium payable on slaughter in accordance with the transitional arrangements operated by the appropriate Minister pursuant to Article 57 of Commission Regulation 3886/92.

(2) Other expressions used in these Regulations have, in so far as the context admits, the same meanings as in Council Regulation 805/68, Commission Regulation 3886/92 and Commission Regulation 3887/92.

(3) In these Regulations any reference to a numbered regulation shall be construed as a reference to the regulation so numbered in these Regulations.

(1)

OJ No. L391, 31.12.92, p. 20.

(2)

OJ No. L57, 10.3.93, p. 19.

(3)

OJ No. L391, 31.12.92, p. 36.

(4)

OJ No. L148, 28.6.68, p. 24 (OJ/SE 1968, vol. I, p. 187).

(5)

OJ No. L215, 30.7.92, p. 49.

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