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Agricultural Marketing Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

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6Further provisions as to marketing of regulated product and provisions for encouragement of co-operation, education and research.N.I.

(1)A scheme may provide for all or any of the matters set out in the following paragraphs, that is to say:—

(a)for empowering the board to buy the regulated product, to produce such commodities, the whole or a main ingredient of which is derived from that product, as may be specified in the scheme and to sell and (subject to regulations made under subsection (2)) to grade, pack, store, adapt for sale, insure, advertise, promote the sale of, and transport the regulated product and any such commodities;

(b)for empowering the board to buy such ingredients other than the regulated product as may be necessary for the production of the commodities specified in the scheme;

(c)for empowering the board to enter into agreements with buyers of the regulated product or their representatives concerning the prices at which and the terms on which the regulated product shall be sold by the board;

(d)for empowering the board to buy or rent or take on hire, and to sell or let for hire to registered producers, anything required for the production, adaptation for sale, or sale of the regulated product;

(e)for empowering the board to buy or rent or take on hire, and to sell or let for hire to persons other than registered producers anything designed to promote the sale of the regulated product;

(f)for empowering the board to act jointly with the board administering any other scheme under this Act, or with a committee of dealers, in determining any matter mentioned in section 5(2)( c) and to agree to refer any question which may arise in the course of such joint action to the decision of a joint body consisting of such members of the boards, or of the board and the committee of dealers, as the scheme or schemes may provide.

In this paragraph the expression “committee of dealers” means a committee constituted under regulations made by the Ministry and composed of representatives of persons carrying on business as dealers in a regulated product;

(g)for empowering the board to co-operate with any other person in doing anything which the board are or might be empowered to do by virtue of paragraph ( a), paragraph ( b), paragraph ( d) or paragraph ( e);

(h)without prejudice to any functions of the Ministry under section 5 of the Agriculture Act (Northern Ireland) 1949 [1949 c.2] , for enabling the board to encourage, promote or conduct agricultural co-operation, research and education;

F1[(i)for empowering the board to do anything calculated to procure, promote or facilitate the doing by any other person of anything in the doing of which the board are or might be empowered to co-operate by virtue of paragraph ( g).]

(2)For the purposes of any scheme, the Ministry may by regulations prescribe the persons by whom and the manner in which the regulated product or any description or quantity thereof is to be graded, and the manner in which the regulated product or any description or quantity thereof is to be marked, packed, stored, adapted for sale, insured, advertised or transported or its sale promoted.

(3)All regulations made under subsection (2) shall cease to have effect if and when the scheme for the purposes of which the regulations have been made ceases to have effect.

F1[(4)Regulations made under subsection (2) may provide that a person who contravenes the regulations shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F2 level 4 on the standard scale].]

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