Title and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Order 1993.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by Articles 4 and 23, this Order shall come into operation on the expiration of 7 days from the day on which it is made.

General interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture;

“statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.