Córas Beostoic agus Feola Act, 1979

Levy on slaughtered or exported livestock.

28.—(1) There shall be charged and levied by and paid to the Board a levy in relation to—

(a) all livestock slaughtered in premises to which this section applies, and

(b) all livestock exported live from the State.

(2) The amount of levy payable under this section shall be—

(a) in relation to bovine animals, 50p per animal,

(b) in relation to sheep, 5p per animal.

(3) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, the Minister may, by order, vary the rate of levy prescribed by subsection (2) of this section.

(4) Whenever the Minister proposes to make an order varying the rate of levy payable under this section, a draft of the order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

(5) This section applies to the following premises, namely—

(a) any slaughtering premises registered under the Act of 1930;

(b) any slaughter-house licensed or registered under either the Act of 1847, or that Act as extended by section 105 of the Act of 1878, or by section 4 of the Act of 1935;

(c) any slaughter-house owned or provided by a local authority.