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The Organic Farming Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Restrictions on payment of aid

7.—(1) Aid shall not be payable in respect of an application in respect of any period before the date of acceptance.

(2) The National Assembly may refuse or reduce aid which would duplicate any assistance previously given or to be given out of money provided by Parliament or by the European Community, and for this purpose aid shall be taken to be such as to duplicate such assistance if it would (if paid) be paid for any of the same purposes in respect of any of the same land.

(3) No payment of aid shall be made in respect of an organic parcel until the National Assembly has received a certificate of registration in respect of that organic parcel or confirmation from the inspection authority that a certificate will be issued.

(4) Aid shall not be payable in respect of any organic parcel, or any organic unit comprising land to which an application relates, which—

(a)is fully organic on the date of receipt; or

(b)has been fully organic at any time during the period beginning on 1st January 1997 and ending on the date of receipt.

(5) Aid shall not be payable under Part I of Schedule 1 in respect of any organic parcel in respect of any period beginning more than five years after the date on which the first payment of aid became payable in respect of that organic parcel.

(6) Aid shall not be payable on more than 300 hectares of the total area of AAPS eligible land, permanent crops and enclosed land on any holding which is the subject of an application.

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