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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Livestock and Meat Marketing

    1. The Meat and Livestock Commission

      1. 1. The Meat and Livestock Commission.

      2. 1A. Commission’s duty to consult representative organisations.

      3. 2. The Consumers Committee, and other committees of the Commission.

      4. 3. Commission’s duties in connection with fatstock guaranteed prices and calf subsidies.

      5. 4. Commission’s functions in connection with Markets and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Acts.

      6. 5. Systems for classification of carcases.

      7. 6. Compulsory use of systems of classification of carcases.

      8. 7. Systems of classifying meat, and codes of practice for butchers.

      9. 8. Information as to retail meat prices.

      10. 9. Powers to meet future developments in livestock and livestock products industries.

    2. 10—11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 12.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Financial

      1. 13. Levy on industries to meet Commission’s expenses.

      2. 14. Levy: registration, returns and records.

      3. 15. Ministers’ contributions to Commission’s expenses.

      4. 16. Payments for scientific research.

      5. 17. Collection of statutory levies by Commission.

      6. 18. Commission’s reserve fund.

      7. 19. Commission’s annual report and accounts.

    5. Supplemental

      1. 20. Directions to Commission by Ministers.

      2. 21. Inquiries by Commission.

      3. 22. Dissolution of Pig Industry Development Authority.

      4. 23. Power of entry.

      5. 24. Disclosure of information.

      6. 25. Interpretation of Part I.

  3. PART II FARM STRUCTURE AND FARM IMPROVEMENTS, AND PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT

    1. Farm Structure

      1. 26. Grants for amalgamations and boundary adjustments.

      2. 27. Grants for individuals relinquishing occupation of uncommercial units.

      3. 28. Loans to assist amalgamations and boundary adjustments.

      4. 29. Promotion of amalgamations and boundary adjustments by Minister.

      5. 30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Promotion of agricultural investment

      1. 31, 32.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 33. Supplements to improvement and water supply grants.

      3. 34. Power to vary rates, and extend scope, of grants for agricultural investment.

    3. Supplemental

      1. 35. General provisions for schemes under Part II.

      2. 36.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 37. Recovery of grant and revocation of approval.

      4. 38.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 39. Provisions relating to Northern Ireland.

      6. 40. Interpretation of Part II.

  4. Part III Hill Land

    1. General

      1. 41, 42.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 43.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 44.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Special measures for certain areas

      1. 45. Rural Development Boards.

      2. 46. Functions of Rural Development Boards.

      3. 47. Boards’ powers of giving financial assistance.

      4. 48. Promotion of amalgamations and boundary adjustments by Rural Development Boards.

      5. 49. Control of sale of certain land.

      6. 50. Control of sale of certain land: exceptions and supplemental provisions.

      7. 51. Schemes for co-ordinated amalgamations and reshaping of agricultural units.

      8. 52. Control of afforestation.

      9. 53. Boards’ annual reports and accounts.

      10. 54. Directions to Boards by appropriate Minister.

      11. 55. Powers of entry and of obtaining information.

      12. 56. Application of Part III to Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

    3. Supplemental

      1. 57. Interpretation of Part III.

  5. Part IV Co-operative Activities

    1. 58. The Central Council for Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation.

    2. 59.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 60. Directions to Council by Ministers.

    4. 61. Grants for purposes connected with co-operative activities.

    5. 62. Supplemental.

  6. Part V Miscellaneous

    1. 63. Financial assistance for certain bodies making agricultural loans

    2. 64. Grants towards fulfilling guarantees of bank loans to agriculture or horticulture businesses.

    3. 65. Grants for keeping farm business records.

    4. 66.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 67. Sick pay for agricultural workers.

    6. 68. Application of capital money in payment of improvement rentcharges.

    7. 69. False statements to obtain grants, etc.

    8. 70. Guaranteed prices: minor amendments as respects powers of entry and offences.

  7. Part VI Supplemental and General

    1. 71. Offences by bodies corporate.

    2. 72. Application to Northern Ireland.

    3. 73.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 74. Expenses and receipts of Ministers.

    5. 75. Short title, interpretation, repeals and commencement.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Meat and Livestock Commission

      1. Part I Functions

        1. 1. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        2. 2. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        3. 3. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        4. 4. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        5. 5. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        6. 6. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        7. 7. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        8. 8. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        9. 9. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        10. 10. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        11. 10A. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        12. 11. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        13. 12. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        14. 13. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        15. 14. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        16. 15. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        17. 16. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        18. 17. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        19. 18. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        20. 19. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        21. 20. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        22. 21. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        23. 22. The Meat and Livestock Commission

      2. Part II The Commission

        1. 1. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        2. 2. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        3. 3. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        4. 4. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        5. 5. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        6. 6. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        7. 7. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        8. 8. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        9. 9. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        10. 10. The Meat and Livestock Commission

      3. Part IIA Classes of Persons for Purposes of Section 1A

        1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Part III The Commission’s Committees

        1. The Consumers Committee

          1. 1. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        2. Payment of members of committees

          1. 2. The Meat and Livestock Commission

        3. Procedure

          1. 3. The Meat and Livestock Commission

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

      1. Procedure for making development schemes

        1. 1. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

        2. 2. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

        3. 3. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

        4. 4. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

      2. Confirmation of development scheme by order

        1. 5. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

      3. Coming into force of development scheme

        1. 6. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

      4. Proceedings questioning validity of a development scheme

        1. 7. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

      5. Ministers’ powers to revoke or direct variation of a development scheme

        1. 8. Supplementary provisions with respect to Development Schemes

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Conditions applying to Amalgamated Agricultural Units

      1. Duration of conditions, and incorporation in leases, tenancies, etc.

        1. 1.For a period of five years from the time when...

      2. Registration of conditions

        1. 2.(1) As respects a unit of land to which this...

      3. Condition restricting transfers without Minister’s consent

        1. 3.(1) It shall be a condition that, except with the...

      4. Condition restricting non-agricultural use without Minister’s consent

        1. 4.It shall be a condition that, except with the written...

      5. Condition requiring giving of information

        1. 5.It shall be a condition that the owner of the...

      6. Powers of Minister on giving consent

        1. 6.(1) The appropriate Minister— (a) may, when giving his consent...

      7. Breach of condition

        1. 7.(1) A person by whom the condition specified in paragraph...

        2. 8.If the appropriate Minister is satisfied that a breach of...

      8. Supplementary

        1. 9.In this Schedule “owner”, in relation to any land other...

        2. 10.In relation to land which is subject to the provisions...

        3. 11.In relation to Scotland, any reference in this Schedule to...

        4. 12.In relation to Northern Ireland— (a) any reference in this...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Rural Development Boards

      1. Part I Procedure for Establishing a Board

        1. Order establishing a Board

        2. Procedure for making order

          1. 2.(1) The appropriate Minister shall, after consultation with such local...

          2. 3.The grounds on which an objection may be made shall...

          3. 4.(1) If no objection is duly made or if all...

          4. 5.As soon as may be after the appropriate Minister has...

        3. Orders varying Board’s area or dissolving a Board

          1. 6.(1) The appropriate Minister may by order by statutory instrument...

          2. 6A.(1) Part IV of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981...

        4. Supplemental

          1. 7.(1) Paragraphs 15 and 16 of Schedule 1 to the...

      2. Part II Constitution and Procedure of Boards

        1. 1.(1) A Rural Development Board shall consist of not less...

        2. 2.A Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession...

        3. 3.(1) It shall be within the capacity of a Board...

        4. 4.The validity of any proceedings of a Board shall not...

        5. 5.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a...

        6. 6.If the appropriate Minister is satisfied that a member of...

        7. 7.(1) If a member of a Board has any pecuniary...

        8. 8.(1) In the case of an equality of votes at...

        9. 9.(1) A Board may appoint such officers and servants as...

        10. 10.The application of the seal of a Board to any...

        11. 11.A Board’s office shall be in its area or where...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      . . .

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Repeals

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