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Agriculture Act 1970

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2Constitution of Eggs Authority

(1)There shall be established an Authority, to be called the Eggs Authority, who shall have the general duty of improving the marketing of eggs and who shall, for the purposes of any period falling after 27th March 1971, in particular have the functions assigned to them by or under this Part of this Act.

(2)The Authority shall consist of not less than twelve and not more than fourteen members appointed by the Ministers; and of those members—

(a)not less than three and not more than five shall be appointed as being independent persons, of whom—

(i)one shall be appointed as being a person who in the opinion of the Ministers is specially conversant with the interests of consumers of eggs;

(ii)two (neither being the member appointed pursuant to sub-paragraph (i) of this paragraph) shall also be appointed by the Ministers to be chairman and deputy chairman respectively of the Authority;

(b)five shall be appointed after consultation with such organisations appearing to the Ministers to represent the interests of producers as the Ministers consider appropriate;

(c)four shall be appointed after consultation with such organisations as the Ministers consider appropriate, being organisations appearing to the Ministers to represent the interests of persons engaged in activities comprised in the marketing, distribution or sale by retail of eggs, in activities ancillary to the production of eggs, being activities comprised in the hatching or rearing of domestic fowls, or in activities comprised in the production, marketing or distribution of egg products, or the use of egg products as materials for the purposes of manufacturing businesses carried on by the persons in question.

(3)The Authority shall—

(a)pay to the members of the Authority such remuneration and such travelling or other allowances as the Ministers may, with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service, determine; and

(b)in the case of any member of the Authority to whom the Ministers, with the like approval, determine that this paragraph is to apply, pay such pension, or make such payments towards the provision of a pension, to or in respect of him as the Ministers and the Minister for the Civil Service may determine in his case.

(4)The provisions of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the Authority.

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