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Agriculture Act 1970

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11Functions of Authority in connection with guaranteed prices

(1)As respects any period beginning on or after 28th March 1971 and ending not later than 30th March 1974, it shall be the duty of the Authority to carry out such functions as the Ministers may confer on the Authority in connection with any arrangements in force during that period by virtue of an order under section 1 or 5 of the Agriculture Act 1957 with respect to eggs and duck eggs, but not including any functions conferred on the Ministers or any of them by or under an Act of Parliament other than functions which the Ministers may delegate under section 9(4) of the said Act of 1957 or any other enactment.

(2)So far as relates to eggs and duck eggs, in subsection (1)(d) of the said section 5 (which relates to powers of entry in connection with such arrangements as aforesaid) references to authorised officers of the Minister shall include references to authorised officers of the Authority.

(3)Any information obtained by the Ministers or any of them in the administration of any such order as aforesaid may, for the purpose of assisting the Authority in the performance of their functions under this section, be disclosed to any person who is either an independent member of the Authority or an authorised officer of the Authority, and any such disclosure shall not be treated as a breach of contract, trust or confidence.

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