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Agriculture Act 1970

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30Supplementary provisions as to farm capital grants

(1)The provisions of the Settled Land Act 1925 relating to improvements authorised by that Act (including those provisions as extended to trusts for sale by section 28 of the Law of Property Act 1925) shall, if it is so provided by regulations made with the approval of the Treasury by the appropriate authority, have effect as if such as may be specified in the regulations of the matters in respect of which expenditure may be approved for grant under a scheme made under section 29 of this Act were included in Schedule 3 to that Act (which sets out the improvements so authorised, distinguishing in Parts I, II and III of that Schedule between improvements the costs of which are not liable to be replaced, may be required to be replaced, and must be required to be replaced) and were contained in the Part of that Schedule specified in the regulations.

(2)In the application of subsection (1) of this section to Northern Ireland—

(a)for any reference to the Settled Land Act 1925 or to Schedule 3 to that Act there shall be substituted a reference to the Settled Land Act 1882 or, as the case may be, to section 25 of the said Act of 1882;

(b)the words from " (including those provisions " to " Law of Property Act 1925)" and the words from " distinguishing in " onwards shall be omitted.

(3)The appropriate authority may with the approval of the Treasury by regulations make provision for subsections (1) to (12) of section 12 of the Hill Farming Act 1946 (which in England and Wales enable the appropriate Minister to carry out improvements to certain land that is subject to rights of common of pasture and to recover a proportion of the expenditure of his so doing from persons claiming to enjoy rights over that land) to apply, with such modifications appearing to the appropriate authority to be necessary or expedient as may be specified in the regulations, to such as may be so specified of the matters in respect of which expenditure may be approved for grant under section 29 of this Act as they apply to improvements within the meaning of that Act.

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) of this section may be made for England and Wales and for Northern Ireland respectively either separately or jointly; and any regulations under that subsection or subsection (3) of this section shall be made by statutory instrument and be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(5)In section 83(4) of the Capital Allowances Act 1968 (which specifies certain grants the making of which in respect of any expenditure disentitles a grantee to an initial allowance in respect of that expenditure) at the end of the paragraph (d) added by section 3(2) of the Transport (London) Act 1969 there shall be inserted the words " or

(e)a grant made under section 29 of the Agriculture Act 1970 ".

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