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N.I.Agricultural Development

6Grants for the improvement of land, etc.N.I.

(1)The Ministry may, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance, make schemes providing for the payment, on such terms and subject to such conditions as are mentioned in the respective schemes, of grants to occupiers of agricultural land for all or any of the following purposes:—

(a )F1the improvement or reclamation of land used or to be used for agricultural purposes including the drainage of such land;

(b)the supply of water to agricultural land and agricultural buildings not being dwelling-houses and, where water of suitable purity for domestic use is available, to dwelling-houses occupied as farmhouses or by agricultural workers;

(c)the purchase and installation of machines for the generation of electricity for use in agricultural buildings and dwelling-houses on farms to which a supply of electricity is not, in the opinion of the Ministry, likely to be made available from a distributing main;

(d)the provision of proper means of access or egress to and from agricultural land, agricultural buildings or turf bogs;

(e)the construction or reconditioning of flax dams; or

(f)any other purpose (including the provision of agricultural buildings not being dwelling-houses) which the Ministry is satisfied will increase the fertility of any agricultural land or the productive capacity of any farm or is necessary for the more efficient working of any farm.

(2 )F2Any scheme made under this section, and any subsequent scheme amending a scheme so made, shall be laid before each House of Parliament, and if either House of Parliament within the next statutory period on which it has sat after the scheme is laid before it, resolves that the scheme shall be annulled, the scheme shall thereupon cease to have effect, but without prejudice to anything done thereunder or to the making of a new scheme.