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Livestock Marketing Commission Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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2Development of livestock and livestock products industries.N.I.

(1)The Commission may make recommendations to the Ministry of Agriculture (in this Act referred to as “the Ministry” ) for the better organisation of, or for the development or expansion of, any section of the livestock industry or the livestock products industry in Northern Ireland.

(2)Where the Ministry receives any recommendations under subsection (1), it may make a scheme containing provisions for the better organisation of, or for the development or expansion of any section of, the livestock industry or the livestock products industry in Northern Ireland, including provisions for—

(a)improving the structure of those industries;

(b)disseminating information in relation to the market in and the demand for livestock and livestock products;

(c)improving the operation and efficiency of livestock auction markets in Northern Ireland; or

(d)promoting the processing and packaging of meat;

or provisions which are incidental or supplemental to any purpose referred to above.

(3)Where a scheme made under subsection (2) confers functions on the Commission, the Ministry may with the consent of the Ministry of Finance make to the Commission on such conditions as the Ministry may specify payments of such amount as the Ministry considers appropriate during the period of three years beginning with the date upon which the scheme comes into operation.

(4)The Ministry may recover as a civil debt due to it the whole, or such part as it may determine, of any payment under subsection (3) which is made subject to a condition, if the condition is not complied with.

(5)The Ministry shall not incur any expenditure under a scheme made under subsection (2) which confers functions on the Ministry unless the scheme was made with the consent of the Ministry of Finance, and where the Ministry incurs expenditure under a scheme made with that consent, the scheme shall cease to have effect on the expiration of the period of three years beginning with the date upon which the scheme came into operation.

Subs. (6) rep. by SI 2000/311

(7)All expenses incurred by the Ministry under this section shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

(8)A scheme made under subsection (2) shall be subject to affirmative resolution.

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