Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act, 1988

Charges for services.

6.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, Teagasc or a subsidiary may make such charges as it considers appropriate in consideration of the performance by it of its functions, the provision by it of services (other than a service consisting of the provision of advice for the Minister) and the carrying on by it of activities and may sell, for such prices as it considers appropriate, anything produced or developed by Teagasc or a subsidiary and may enter into contracts, upon such terms and conditions as it considers appropriate (including terms and conditions relating to payments to Teagasc), for the further development and commercial exploitation of results of its research and development.

(2) The determination of the amounts of charges by Teagasc or a subsidiary for educational, training and advisory services shall be subject to the approval of the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

(3) Charges, prices and payments under subsection (1) in respect of functions performed, services provided, activities carried on or things sold, outside the State, shall not, save with the approval of the Minister, be less than the cost of the performance of the function, the provision of the service, the carrying on of the activity or the production and development of the thing, as the case may be.

(4) Teagasc may recover, as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction, from the person by whom it is payable any amount due and owing to it under subsection (1).