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The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2008

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1.  (1)  The title of this Order is the Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2008, comes into force on 3 March 2008 and applies in relation to Wales.

(2) In this Order—

“Council Regulation 1782/2003” (“Rheoliad y Cyngor 1782/2003”) means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and amending certain Regulations(1);

“designated maps” (“mapiau dynodedig”) means the two volumes of maps numbered 1 and 2 each volume being marked “Volume of Maps of less favoured farming areas in Wales” and with the number of the volume dated 20 May 1999 signed by the Secretary of State for Wales and deposited at the offices of the Welsh Assembly Government Agriculture Department at Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ;

“disadvantaged land” (“tir tan anfantais”(except in the expression “severely disadvantaged land”)) means any area of land shown coloured blue on the designated maps;

“eligible hectare” (“hectar cymwys”) has the same meaning as in Article 44(2) of Council Regulation 1782/2003;

“eligible land” (“tir cymwys”) means such part of the qualifying land as lies within a less favoured area;

“less favoured areas” (“tir llai ffafriol”) means land that is disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged;

“severely disadvantaged land” (“tir tan anfantais ddifrifol”) means the area of land shown coloured pink on the designated maps;

“Tir Mynydd payment” (“taliad Tir Mynydd) means financial assistance paid in accordance with regulation 3 of the Rural Development Programmes (Wales) Regulations 2006(2).

(1)

OJ No. L270, 21.10.2003, p.1, as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 552/2007 (OJ No. L131, 23.5.2007, p.10).

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