Arable Area Payments (Grazing of Bovine Animals on Set-Aside Land) (Temporary Provisions) Regulations 1996

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1996/1593

1996 No. 1593

AGRICULTURE

The Arable Area Payments (Grazing of Bovine Animals on Set-Aside Land) (Temporary Provisions) Regulations 1996

Made 19th June 1996

Laid before Parliament 19th June 1996

Coming into force 21th June 1996

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State, being Ministers designated1for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19722in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community, acting jointly in the exercise of the powers conferred on them by that section, and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:—

S-1 Title, extent, commencement and expiry

Title, extent, commencement and expiry

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Arable Area Payments (Grazing of Bovine Animals on Set-Aside Land) (Temporary Provisions) Regulations 1996, shall extend to Great Britain, shall come into force on 21st June 1996 and shall expire at the end of 31st August 1996.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations—

(a) unless the context otherwise requires, terms shall have the same meanings as those assigned to them by section 2(1) of the main Regulations;

(b) “the Commission Regulation” shall mean Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1091/96temporarily permitting the United Kingdom to authorise the use of set-aside land for grazing bovine animals of more than 30 months3;

(c) “the main Regulations” shall mean the Arable Area Payments Regulations 19954;

(d) “relevant land” shall mean land which was, immediately prior to the date of coming into force of these Regulations, set-aside land (other than penalty set-aside land).

S-3 Permission to graze bovine animals on relevant land

Permission to graze bovine animals on relevant land

3.—(1) Insofar as the Commission Regulation authorises the United Kingdom to permit the grazing of bovine animals of more than 30 months on set-aside land, the grazing of such animals on relevant land is hereby permitted in accordance with paragraph (2) below.

(2) The permission referred to in paragraph (1) above applies in respect of any relevant land where—

(a)

(a) the farmer who has applied for a set-aside compensatory payment in respect of that relevant land—

(i) intends to graze, or

(ii) intends to permit another person to graze,

animals of the type referred to in paragraph (1) above on that land;

(b)

(b) in any case to which sub-paragraph (a)(i) above applies, that farmer submits to the Minister written notification in such form as the Minister may...

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