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Agriculture Act 1970

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28Interpretation of Part II

In this Part of this Act, except where the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meaning respectively, that is to say—

  • " agricultural business " means a business consisting in, or such part of any business as consists in, the pursuit of agriculture;

  • " agriculture " and cognate expressions shall be construed, except in relation to Scotland, in accordance with section 109 of the Agriculture Act 1947 and, in relation to Scotland, in accordance with section 86 of the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948;

  • " the appropriate authority", in relation to any order, scheme or regulations under this Part of this Act, means the appropriate Minister, or the appropriate Ministers acting jointly, for the part or parts of the United Kingdom for which the order, scheme or regulations is or are made ;

  • " the appropriate Minister ", except in sections 31 to 33 of this Act, means—

    (a)

    in relation to England, the Minister;

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, the Minister and the Secretary of State acting jointly;

    (c)

    in relation to Scotland, the Secretary of State;

    (d)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, the Minister;

  • " the Minister ", except in section 35 of this Act, means the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food ;

  • " Wales " includes Monmouthshire and references to England shall be construed accordingly.

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