Basic Slag and Lime
(Jersey) Scheme 1968
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, in pursuance of Article 5
of the Agriculture (Guaranteed Prices and
Financial Assistance) (Jersey) Law 1965, makes the following Scheme in the terms of a draft approved by the
States on the 16th January 1968 –
Commencement [see endnotes]
in respect of which contributions may be made
Subject to the provisions of this Scheme, contributions under this
Scheme may be made by the Minister to occupiers in respect of the following
substances, that is to say –
in any or all of the following forms –
forms of calcium oxide, calcium hydroxide and calcium carbonate,
forms of naturally occurring combinations of calcium carbonate and magnesium
carbonate and of the oxides and hydroxides derived therefrom,
which are commonly used for the liming of agricultural land,
ground or otherwise;
hydrate, calcium hydroxide, slaked lime;
carbonate of lime.
of contributions in certain circumstances
No contribution under this Scheme shall be made in respect
mixed artificially with any other materials; or
slag or lime –
otherwise than from an approved supplier, or
the quantity purchased is less than half a ton.
application by a person to become an approved supplier shall be made in writing
to the Minister and the Minister may approve such person for such period and
subject to such conditions as he or she thinks fit.
any case where the Minister rejects an application under sub-paragraph (1),
he or she shall, if so required by the applicant, furnish to the applicant a
statement in writing of his or her reasons for rejecting the application, and
shall afford the applicant a reasonable opportunity of making representations
in the matter.
Minister shall consider any representations so made and, after such
consideration, may maintain or reverse his or her original decision.
conditions applicable to approved suppliers
prejudice to any conditions imposed by the Minister by virtue of paragraph 3(1)
of this Scheme, the approval of a supplier for the purposes of this Scheme
shall be subject to the following conditions, namely –
supplier shall undertake not to charge, or receive from, an occupier, for any
basic slag or lime in respect of which a price or a margin has been approved by
the Minister under paragraph 6 of this Scheme, a price exceeding the price so
approved or a price showing a greater margin than the margin so approved;
supplier shall undertake to give such information and produce such accounts,
books and other documents to the Minister as he or she may require for the
purposes of this Scheme;
supplier shall comply with any directions given to the supplier from time to
time by the Minister for giving effect to this Scheme, including directions as
to the order in which demands for basic slag or lime under this Scheme are to
be fulfilled in the event of a shortage of supplies.
fact that a person has ceased to be an approved supplier shall not exempt the person
from compliance with any requirements made under Article 11(1)(b) of the Agriculture (Guaranteed Prices and Financial
Assistance) (Jersey) Law 1965.
Minister may withdraw the approval of an approved supplier in the event of a
contravention by the supplier of any of the conditions of the approval, or for
any other reason which seems to the Minister to be sufficient.
it appears to the Minister that the approval of an approved supplier should be
withdrawn the Minister shall, before withdrawing the approval, send to the
supplier a statement in writing setting out the reasons for the
Minister’s intention to do so, and shall afford the person a reasonable
opportunity of making representations in the matter.
Minister shall consider any representations so made before withdrawing the
of Minister to approve prices
The Minister may from time to time approve the prices to be charged
by, or the margins to be allowed to, approved suppliers in respect of the
supply of basic slag and lime to occupiers for the purposes of this Scheme.
for obtaining contributions
application for a contribution under this Scheme shall be made in such manner,
on such forms and within such time as the Minister may determine.
Minister may require an occupier to furnish, in support of this application for
a contribution under this Scheme, within such time, in such manner and to such
authority or person as may be specified in the requirement, such information
and to produce such accounts, invoices, receipts or other documents as may be
contribution shall not be payable under this Scheme in any case
therefor is made otherwise than in such manner, on such forms and within such
time as may be determined by the Minister; or
applicant fails to comply with a requirement made under sub-paragraph (2),
and the Minister may in any case refuse payment of a contribution
where application is made therefore after 31st January of the year next
following that in which the basic slag or lime was sold.
to the provisions of this paragraph, a contribution under this Scheme shall be
at such rate as may from time to time be fixed by the Minister, but shall not
exceed a sum representing as nearly as may be three-fifths of the cost of
acquiring the basic slag or lime for the purpose of adding it to agricultural
land, and different rates of contribution may be fixed in respect of different
kinds or descriptions of basic slag or lime.
the purpose of calculating the amount of a contribution to be made under this Scheme,
the Minister shall disregard –
charges made for the transport of, or for otherwise dealing with, the basic
slag or lime after it has left the premises of an approved supplier;
charges made by an approved supplier for credit facilities afforded by an
approved supplier to an occupier in respect of the purchase of the basic slag
to secure the economic use of basic slag and lime
at any time it appears to the Minister that any basic slag or lime is not being
used economically or to the best advantage, the Minister may give such
directions to an occupier as the Minister thinks necessary to ensure that
contributions under this Scheme are not made in respect of basic slag or lime
which is not used economically or to the best advantage.
directions under this paragraph may be given to occupiers collectively by means
of a notice published in the Jersey Gazette.
an occupier fails to comply with any directions given under this paragraph, no
contribution under this Scheme shall be made to the occupier in respect of any
basic slag or lime added by the occupier to agricultural land in his or her
occupation in contravention of such directions.
This Scheme may be cited as the Basic Slag and Lime (Jersey)