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22 1994

AN BORD BIA ACT, 1994

PART I

Preliminary

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as An Bord Bia Act, 1994.

Interpretation.

2. —(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

agricultural products” means meat, milk, eggs, cereals and other field crops, fish, poultry, rabbits, deer and edible horticultural produce;

the Board” means An Bord Bia established by this Act;

the chief executive” means the chief executive of the Board appointed under section 32 ;

the dissolved body” means Córas Beostoic agus Feola;

edible horticultural produce” means fruit and vegetables, whether fresh or processed, including potatoes, herbs, edible fungi and nuts, and also includes honey;

the establishment day” means the day appointed as such under section 5 ;

exporter's licence” and “exporter's permit” mean respectively, a licence and a permit granted by the Minister under the Agricultural Produce (Fresh Meat) Act, 1930 ;

food” means edible products, including drink, whether in an unprocessed, processed or composed state, and includes agricultural products;

levy” means levy under this Act;

levy period” in relation to levy means a period of one month beginning on the first day of that month;

livestock” means bovine animals, sheep, pigs, deer, poultry, rabbits and goats and such other species of animals as may be specified from time to time by the Minister by regulations;

meat” means the meat, offal and edible by-products in the slaughter of bovine animals, sheep, pigs, deer, horses, poultry, rabbits and goats and such other species of animals and such products as may be specified from time to time by the Minister by regulations;

the Minister” means the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry;

poultry” means fowl, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and the meat thereof;

prescribe” means prescribe by order or regulations as the case may be;

superannuation benefits” means pensions, gratuities and other allowances payable on resignation, retirement or death.

(2) In this Act a reference to a section or Schedule is to a section or Schedule of this Act and a reference to a subsection is to a subsection of the section in which the reference occurs, unless the context otherwise requires.

Orders.

3. —(1) The Minister may by order revoke or amend an order made by the Minister under any provision of this Act other than section 5 .

(2) Every order to which subsection (1) applies shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and if either House, within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, passes a resolution annulling the order, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

Expenses.

4. —Any expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.