The Veal (Marketing Payment) Regulations 1997

Document Number:1997 No. 1986
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 15/08/1997
 
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Statutory Instruments

AGRICULTURE

Made

13 th August 1997

Laid before Parliament

13 th August 1997

Coming into force

15 th August 1997

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State, being Ministers designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community, acting jointly, in 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:—

Title and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Veal (Marketing Payment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 15 th August 1997.

    Interpretation

  2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

    “the appropriate Minister” means—

    in relation to England, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;

    in relation to Scotland and Wales, the Secretary of State; and

    in relation to Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland;

    “authorised person” means a person (whether or not an officer of the Minister, the Secretary of State or the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland) who is authorised by the appropriate Minister, either generally or specially, to act in matters arising under these Regulations;

    “carcase” means the whole body of a slaughtered animal after bleeding, and evisceration, removal of the limbs at the carpus and tarsus, removal of the head, tail and udder and flaying;

    “holding” has the meaning given by Article 4(a) of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 805/68 on the common organisation of the market in beef and veal(3) , as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) 2222/96(4);

    “movement record”, in relation to a bovine animal, means a record made for the purposes of recording the movement of the animal to or from a holding, and includes any record made pursuant to article 5(1) of the Bovine Animals (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995(5);

    “payment” means a payment under these Regulations;

    “producer” means a producer within the meaning of Article 4 a of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 805/68 , as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) 2222/96; and

    “veal calf” means a bovine animal which is intended for slaughter at an age of less than 12 months.

    Payment

  3. —(1) Subject to the following provisions of these Regulations, the appropriate Minister may make a payment to a producer in respect of any veal calf—

    (a) kept prior to 20 th March 1996 on a holding belonging to that producer;

    (b) either—

    (i) sold by that producer after 19 th March 1996 and before 10 th November 1996 for slaughter for human consumption; or

    (ii) slaughtered by that producer or on his behalf after 19 th March 1996 and before 10 th November 1996 for sale for human consumption;

    (c) for which no payment was made under the Beef (Marketing Payment) Regulations 1996(6) or the Beef (Marketing Payment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996(7); and

    (d) the carcase of which had, at the date of slaughter, a weight of not less than 80 kilogrammes and not more than 160 kilogrammes.

    (2) A payment may be made at such time and in such amount as the appropriate Minister may determine.

    Applications for payment

  4. —(1) An...

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