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PART 1 SRetained EU law

Direct payments, rural development support etc.S

2Power to simplify or improve CAP legislationS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations modify the main CAP legislation.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may only make modifications under subsection (1) that they consider would simplify or improve the operation of the provisions of the legislation.

(3)Regulations under this section are (if they have not been subject to the affirmative procedure) subject to the negative procedure.

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 in force at 5.11.2020 by S.S.I. 2020/315, reg. 2(b)

3Power to provide for the operation of CAP legislation beyond 2020S

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations modify the main CAP legislation for the purpose of securing that the provisions of the legislation continue to operate in relation to Scotland for one or more years beyond 2020.

(2)The power conferred by subsection (1) includes power to make provision for determining, in respect of any year, a national ceiling of the kind referred to in Article 6 of the Direct Payments Regulation to be applicable in relation to Scotland for the year.

(3)Provision made by virtue of subsection (2)—

(a)must require a determination in respect of a year to be published as soon as practicable after it has been made, and

(b)may confer functions on any appropriate person in connection with, or with the making of, a determination in respect of a year.

(4)Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative procedure.

Commencement Information

I2S. 3 in force at 5.11.2020 by S.S.I. 2020/315, reg. 2(c)

4Power to modify financial provision in CAP legislationS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations modify any provision of the main CAP legislation relating to—

(a)the setting or determining of ceilings on the amounts of any payments or expenditure for any purpose under the legislation,

(b)the reallocation or transfer of amounts or proportions of such ceilings between or among different purposes under the legislation.

(2)The provisions of the main CAP legislation that may be modified under subsection (1) include in particular—

(a)Articles 6, 7, 11 and 14 of the Direct Payments Regulation,

(b)Articles 58 and 59 of the Rural Development Regulation,

(c)Articles 30 and 32 of the Horizontal Regulation.

(3)Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative procedure.

(4)In this section, “ceilings” includes limits and other restrictions.

Commencement Information

I3S. 4 in force at 5.11.2020 by S.S.I. 2020/315, reg. 2(d)

5Duration of the powers under sections 2, 3 and 4S

(1)No regulations may be made under section 2(1), 3(1) or 4(1) after 7 May 2026.

(2)Subsection (1) does not affect the continuation in force of any regulations made under section 2(1), 3(1) or 4(1) before that date.