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Agriculture Act (Northern Ireland) 1949

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9Improvement of livestock and poultry.N.I.

(1)The Ministry may, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance, make schemes for aiding, improving and developing the breeding of horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and other livestock and poultry.

(2)Without prejudice to the general powers of the Ministry under the preceding sub-section any such scheme may provide for—

(a)the purchase of animals for the purpose of improving breeds and the making of animals available for stud purposes;

(b)the hiring or hire-purchase of animals for stud purposes;

(c)the payment by the Ministry of premiums in respect of selected animals;

(d)the payment by the Ministry of grants in respect of the keep, carriage, insurance, and other expenses incurred in connection with selected animals; and

(e)the keeping of registers or other records in respect of specified animals or their progeny and the issue, on payment of such fees (if any) as may be specified in the scheme, of certified extracts from such registers or records.

(3 )F1Any 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.

F2[(4)The Department may, and shall be deemed always to have had power to, impose such charges as it may, with the consent of the Department of Finance, determine in respect of applications made to it for assistance and of services rendered by it under this section.]

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