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10 1930

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (FRESH MEAT) ACT, 1930

SCHEDULE.

Rules for Computing Exporter's Half-yearly Fees.

1. In this Schedule the expression “first half-year” means a half-year commencing on the 1st day of July and the expression “second half-year” means a half-year commencing on the 1st day of January.

2. For the purposes of this Schedule—

(a) the appropriate sum for a beef exporter's licence shall be one shilling, and

(b) the appropriate sum for a pork exporter's licence shall be three pence, and

(c) the appropriate sum for a mutton exporter's licence shall be three-halfpence, and

(d) the appropriate sum for a horse-flesh exporter's licence shall be one shilling, and

(e) the appropriate sum for a goat-flesh exporter's licence shall be three half-pence.

3. For the purposes of this Schedule—

(a) the minimum fee in respect of either a beef exporter's licence or a pork exporter's licence shall be the sum of fifty pounds and in respect of any other licence shall be the sum of twenty-five pounds, and

(b) the collective minimum fee in respect of two or more licences collectively shall be the sum of seventy-five pounds where such licences include a beef exporter's licence or a pork exporter's licence or both such licences and in every other case shall be the sum of fifty pounds.

4. (1) In respect of every registered slaughtering premises there shall be ascertained in the prescribed manner for every half-year—

(a) in relation to every person who held one and only one exporter's licence in respect of such premises during the whole or any part of such half-year, the number (in this Schedule referred to as the appropriate number) of animals presented under such licence to a veterinary examiner for examination at such premises during such half-year, and

(b) in relation to every person who held two or more exporter's licences in respect of such premises during the whole or any part of such half-year, the several numbers (each of which is in this Schedule referred to as the appropriate number) of animals presented under each of such licences respectively to a veterinary examiner for examination at such premises during such half-year.

(2) Whenever it happens that, in a particular half-year during which or any part of which a particular exporter's licence is in force, no animals are presented under such licence to a veterinary examiner for examination at the registered slaughtering premises to which such licence relates, the appropriate number for such licence for such half-year shall be nought.

(3) For the purpose of this rule—

(a) a calf which, when flayed and disembowelled, does not weigh more than one hundred pounds shall be reckoned as one-fourth of an animal only, and

(b) a pig, the offals only, of which are intended to be exported, shall be reckoned as one-half of an animal only.

5. (1) As soon as an appropriate number is ascertained under the foregoing rule in respect of an exporter's licence, the appropriate sum for such licence shall be multiplied by such appropriate number and the result of such multiplication shall be the basic figure for such licence for such half-year for the purposes of this Schedule.

(2) Where the appropriate number for an exporter's licence for any particular half-year is nought, the basic figure for such licence for such half-year shall also be nought

6. (1) The exporter's half-yearly fee payable by a person in respect of any registered slaughtering premises for the first half-year of any year shall be—

(a) where such person held only one exporter's licence in respect of such premises at any time during such half-year the basic figure for such licence for such half-year, or

(b) where such person held more than one exporter's licence in respect of such premises at any time during such half-year, the total of the several basic figures for such licences respectively for such half-year.

(2) Whenever the only exporter's licence or all the exporter's licences (as the case may be) held by a person in respect of particular registered premises is or are revoked during or at the end of a first half-year and the exporter's half-yearly fee payable by such person in respect of such premises for such half-year as computed under the foregoing paragraph of this rule is less than the minimum fee in respect of such licence or the collective minimum fee in respect of all exporter's licences held by such person in respect of such premises at any time during such half-year (as the case may be), the said fee so payable for such half-year shall, notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing paragraph of this rule, be the amount of such minimum fee or collective minimum fee (as the case may be).

7. The exporter's half-yearly fee payable by a person in respect of any registered slaughtering premises for the second half-year of any year shall be—

(a) where such person held only one exporter's licence in respect of such premises at any time in such half-year, the basic figure for such licence for such half-year together with—

(i) if such licence was not in force at any time during the next preceding half-year, the amount (if any) by which the said basic figure falls short of the minimum fee in respect of such licence, or

(ii) if such licence was in force at any time during such preceding half-year, the amount (if any) by which the total of the said basic figure and the basic figure for such licence for such preceding half-year falls short of the minimum fee in respect of such licence, or

(b) where such person held more than one exporter's licence in respect of such premises at any time in such half-year, the total of the several basic figures for such licences respectively for such half-year together with—

(i) if none of such licences were in force during the next preceding half-year, the amount (if any) by which the said total of the said several basic figures falls short of the collective minimum fee for all such licences, or

(ii) if all or any of such licences were in force at any time during such preceding half-year, the amount (if any) by which the aggregate of the said total of the said several basic figures and the total of the several basic figures for such preceding half-year for such of the said licences as were in force at any time during such preceding half-year falls short of the collective minimum fee for all such licences.

8. Whenever the only exporter's licence or all the exporter's licences (as the case may be) held by a person in respect of particular registered premises are revoked during a half-year and the exporter's half-yearly fee payable by such person in respect of such premises for such half-year is computed immediately upon such revocation, the portion of such half-year which has elapsed at the date of such revocation shall for the purposes of this Schedule be deemed to be a half-year and (as the case may require) a first half-year or a second half-year.