(Polls) (Jersey) Order 1954
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, in pursuance of Article 5(1) and (5) of the Agricultural Marketing (Jersey)
Law 1953, orders as follows –
Commencement [see endnotes]
(1) In this Order –
“appointed day” means –
(a) in relation to the initial poll, the 22nd October 1954;
(b) in relation to any other poll, such day as
the Minister may determine;
“initial poll” has the meaning assigned
thereto by Article 5(1) of the Law;
“Law” means the Agricultural Marketing (Jersey) Law 1953;
“milch cow” means a cow kept for milking
purposes whether dry or in milk, but does not include a heifer which has never
“milk” means cows’ milk produced in
“producer” means a person who is a producer
“qualifying date” means –
(a) in relation to the initial poll, 13th
October 1954; and
(b) in relation to any other poll, such date as
the Minister may determine;
“register” means the register of producers
kept by the Minister in pursuance of Article 4 of the Law, and “registered” shall be construed accordingly;
“Scheme” means the Milk Marketing Scheme 1954.
the purposes of determining the result of a poll, the quantity of milk which a
registered producer is capable of producing shall be deemed to be proportionate
to the number of milch cows declared by the registered producer to be in the
registered producer’s possession in Jersey on the qualifying date.
a poll under the Scheme is to be taken, the Minister shall deliver to every person
who was a registered producer on the qualifying date, a voting paper in the
form set out in the Schedule to this Order or in a form substantially to the
like effect, and no person shall have the right to vote on a poll unless the person
was a registered producer on the qualifying date:
Provided that, in the case of the
initial poll, the question relating to the number of milch cows in the possession
of a registered producer shall be omitted from the said form.
the purposes of paragraph (1), a voting paper shall be deemed to have been
duly delivered to a registered producer if sent to the registered producer by
post to his or her address as the same appears in the register and with the
A registered producer who desires
to vote on a poll shall do so by delivering a voting paper, duly completed, to
the Minister, not later than such time on the appointed day as may be indicated
in the voting paper.
The Minister shall cause the votes
delivered on a poll to be counted by a person appointed by the Minister in that
Provided that a vote shall not be
counted in any case where –
is not given in the form prescribed by this Order;
is received by the Minister after the time prescribed by this Order;
reply to the question proposed is not clear and without ambiguity.
Except as is otherwise provided in
the Law, the proportion of registered producers necessary to determine the
question proposed on a poll shall be –
than half the registered producers voting on the poll; and
producers who are capable of producing more than half the quantity of milk
which all the registered producers voting on the poll are capable of producing.
The Minister shall, as soon as may
be after the votes given on a poll have been counted, declare to the Board
administering the Scheme the result of the poll and shall cause to be published
in 2 newspapers circulating in Jersey, one being a publication in French and
the other a publication in English, a notice of the result of the poll.
This Order may be cited as the Milk
Marketing (Polls) (Jersey) Order 1954.