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The Dairy (Specific Market Support Measure) Regulations 2010

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4.—(1) A farmer (“F”) is an eligible farmer for the purposes of regulation 3 if—

(a)F’s total production of milk and milk equivalent marketed during the specified period was 50,000 litres or more; and

(b)F’s name was listed for part or all of the specified period, in—

(i)one or more of the registers maintained, in respect of England, by the Secretary of State in accordance with regulation 4(1)(a) and (3)(a) of the Dairy Produce Quota Regulations 2005(1);

(ii)one or more of the registers maintained, in respect of Scotland, by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with regulation 4(1)(a) and (3)(a) of the Dairy Produce Quotas (Scotland) Regulations 2005(2);

(iii)one or more of the registers maintained, in respect of Wales, by the Welsh Ministers in accordance with regulation 4(1)(a) and 3(a) of the Dairy Produce Quotas (Wales) Regulations 2005(3); or

(iv)one or more of the registers maintained, in respect of Northern Ireland, by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in accordance with regulation 4(1)(a) and 3(a) of the Dairy Produce Quotas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(4).

(2) A relevant authority may request any information from a farmer for the purposes of establishing whether that farmer is an eligible farmer or for the purpose of establishing the amount of the payment to which that farmer is entitled under regulation 3.

(3) If a farmer fails to provide any information requested under paragraph (2) within the period specified in the request, the relevant authority is entitled to make a payment to the farmer on the basis of the information held by that authority prior to the making of the request, or to treat the farmer as not eligible to receive a payment under regulation 3.

(1)

S.I. 2005/465, amended by S.I. 2008/439; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

(2)

S.S.I. 2005/91, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(3)

S.I. 2005/537 (W.47), amended by S.I. 2008/685 (W.72); there are other amending instruments but none is relevant. By virtue of sections 59(1) and 162 of and paragraphs 28 and 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32), functions conferred on the National Assembly for Wales by the European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/2766) are exercisable by the Welsh Ministers.

(4)

S.R. (NI) 2005 No 70, amended by S.R. (NI) 2008 No 70; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

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