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The Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 1999

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Modification of Ministerial functions relating to sea fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture

7.—(1) So far as a specified function under Community law, or a function to which section 53(2)(a) of the 1998 Act applies, is exercisable by a Minister of the Crown in relation to a Scottish farmer it may be exercised separately.

(2) In this article–

“Scottish farmer” means a farmer whose holding is situated wholly or partly in Scotland and “farmer” and “holding” shall have the same meaning as in Article 1.4 of Council Regulation 3508/92 establishing an integrated administration and control system for certain Community aid schemes; and

“specified function under Community law” means any function related to the implementation of any legislative instrument of the European Community adopted in pursuance of its common agricultural policy, which applies in relation to agricultural activities by reference to a holding.

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