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The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994


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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994.

(2) Except as provided by paragraphs (3) and (4), this Order shall come into operation on the expiration of two months from the day on which it is made.

(3) Article 12 (sale of animals as pets in street or public place) and the Schedule so far as it relates to the definition of “petshop” in section 12(1) of the 1972 Act shall come into operation on the expiration of six months from the day on which this Order is made.

(4) Article 21 (replacement of provision for compensation for slaughter) and the Schedule so far as it relates to Part II of Schedule 2 to the 1981 Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appoint.


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;

“the 1972 Act” means the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(2);

“the 1981 Order” means the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(3).

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