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Fishing Vessels (Grants) Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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1Grants in relation to fishing vessels.N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Ministry of Agriculture may, in accordance with a scheme made by that Ministry with the approval of the Ministry of Finance, make out of moneys provided by Parliament to any person carrying on or proposing to carry on a business in the fishing industry in Northern Ireland a grant towards so much of the expenditure incurred by that person—

(a)in providing a fishing vessel; or

(b)in providing an engine for a fishing vessel; or

(c)in improving a sea fishing vessel;

for use for the purposes of that business as may be approved by the Ministry of Agriculture in pursuance of the scheme.

(2)[F1 Subject to subsection (2A),] no grant shall be made in pursuance of a scheme under this Act in respect of expenditure incurred in providing any vessel, engine, part, equipment or apparatus which appears to the Ministry of Agriculture to be second-hand.

  • [F2 (2A) A grant may be made in pursuance of a scheme under this Act in respect of that part of the expenditure (approved as mentioned in subsection (1)), incurred in providing a second-hand vessel, which is attributable to any liability to repay—


    a grant under this Act or any other statutory provision; or


    a grant under the law of any other part of the United Kingdom;

  • in respect of the vessel or any engine, part, equipment or apparatus therein.]

(3)A schemeF3 made under this Act—

(a)may provide for—

(i)repayment of grant in specified circumstances;

(ii)the imposition of penalties in respect of contraventions of provisions of the scheme;

Para.(b) rep. by 1979 NI 12

(c)shall be subject to affirmative resolution.

2Interpretation and short title.N.I.

(1)In this Act—

  • “fishing vessel” means a vessel which is provided for use in catching fish and is primarily so used;

  • “improving” in relation to a fishing vessel includes the acquisition, installation, modification, renewal or replacement of any part of such a vessel or of any relevant equipment required for or installed or used on such a vessel.

  • [F4 “statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1( f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] .]

(2)This Act may be cited as the Fishing Vessels (Grants) Act (Northern Ireland) 1967.

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