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Agriculture Act 1970

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Provisions as to guaranteed prices and Egg Marketing Board

23Amendments as to guaranteed prices

The Agriculture Act 1957 shall have effect—

(a)in respect of any period beginning on or after 28th March 1971, as if in Part II of Schedule 1 to that Act the words " Eggs (Hen and Duck in Shell)" were omitted;

(b)in respect of any period beginning as aforesaid and ending not later than 30th March 1974, as if the words omitted as aforesaid were inserted at the end of Part I of that Schedule and as if the words

CROPSand the words " LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS " were omitted from that Schedule ;

(c)in respect of any period beginning on or after 31st March 1974, as if no order under section 1 of that Act with respect to eggs and duck eggs had been in force in respect of any period ending before that date;

but the said Act of 1957 and any instrument made thereunder shall continue to operate in relation to any period in respect of which paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this section does not apply as if that paragraph had not been enacted.

24Revocation of scheme establishing British Egg Marketing Board

(1)The British Egg Marketing Scheme (Approval) Order 1956 and the scheme approved thereby (being the scheme establishing the British Egg Marketing Board) are hereby revoked as from 31st March 1971.

(2)After the passing of this Act, nothing in the said scheme shall have effect so as to require the election of new members to the said Board; and the said Board may, by a resolution passed at any time before 31st March 1971, extend until the making of an order for the winding-up of the Board the term of office of any elected or co-opted member whose term would otherwise expire at the end of that day.

(3)The Board aforesaid may at any time before a petition for the winding-up of the Board is presented pass a resolution providing for the disposal on the winding-up of the Board of any assets of the Board remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the Board and the payment of the costs, charges and expenses incurred in the winding-up, being provision either—

(a)for the transferring of those assets to a person or persons specified in the resolution for use by those persons for purposes so specified, being purposes which appear to the Board to be for the general benefit of persons engaged by way of business in the production of eggs ; or

(b)for the distribution of those assets among such of the persons registered as producers under the scheme aforesaid as may be specified in the resolution in such proportions as may be so specified,

and any such resolution may make different provision according to the amount of those assets to be disposed of; and where such resolution has been passed as aforesaid by the Board, then, notwithstanding anything in the Companies Act 1948, the assets remaining as aforesaid shall be disposed of in accordance with the resolution.

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