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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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Schedule 1Amendments of Part I of Agriculture Act 1967

1The Agriculture Act 1967 shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this Schedule.

2For section 2 (the Commission's committees) substitute— The Consumers Committee, and other committees of the Commission.

2(1)The Ministers shall appoint a committee to be called the Consumers Committee.

(2)If it appears to the Commission that any matter arising or likely to arise out of the exercise of the Commission's functions has or is likely to have a substantial effect on the interests of consumers, the Commission shall consult the Consumers Committee.

(3)The Consumers Committee may at any time submit proposals for the consideration of the Commission as to the manner in which any of the Commission's functions which are of concern to the Committee should be exercised, or make representations to the Commission on any matter which in their opinion has or is likely to have a substantial effect on the interests of consumers.

(4)The foregoing provisions of this section shall not be taken as preventing the Commission from setting up other committees ; and the Commission may employ any of their committees in an executive as well as in an advisory capacity.

(5)When giving advice to the Commission, the Consumers Committee or any other of the Commission's committees shall, where any of their members desire to give advice differing to any considerable extent from the advice of the majority, inform the Commission of that fact, giving particulars of that differing advice.

(6)Part III of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect as respects the Commission's committees..

3In section 25, after subsection (1) there shall be inserted as subsection (1A)—

(1A)Notwithstanding the foregoing subsection, and without prejudice to any transfer of any of the Minister's functions under this Part of this Act effected before the coming into force of this subsection, in the following provisions inserted or substituted in this Part of this Act by the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, namely sections 1A(2) and 2 and paragraph 1 of Part III of Schedule 1. 'the Ministers' means the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State acting jointly..

4For Part III of Schedule 1 substitute— Part III The Commission's Committees The Consumers Committee

1(1)The Consumers Committee shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Ministers and six other members.

(2)The chairman of the Committee shall be a member of the Commission, and the six other members shall be persons appointed by the Ministers as capable of representing the interests of consumers.

(3)If the chairman of the Committee ceases to be a member of the Commission, he shall also cease to be the chairman, and a member, of the Committee. Payment of members of committees

2The Commission—

(a)may pay to members of the Consumers Committee and any other of the Commission's committees such remuneration as they may, with the consent of the Ministers given with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service, determine ; and

(b)shall pay to members of any of those committees such travelling and other allowances as the Ministers may, with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service, determine. Procedure

3Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of Part II of this Schedule shall apply in relation to the Consumers Committee, and paragraphs 3, 4(1) and (2) and 5 of the said Part II shall apply in relation to any other of the Commission's committees, as they apply in relation to the Commission..

Schedule 2Agriculture Act 1947 s.78(1) and (1A) as they will have Effect from the Passing of this Act

78(1)Where it appears to the Minister expedient so to do for the purpose of obtaining statistical information relating to agriculture, he may serve on any owners or occupiers of land used for agriculture, or of land which the Minister has reason to believe may be so used, notices requiring them to furnish in writing, in such form and manner and to such person as may be specified in the notice,

and within such time and with respect to such date or dates or such period or periods as may be specified in the notice, the information referred to in the notice (including, as respects paragraphs (c) to (e) of this subsection, the information referred to in the notice as to quantities, values, expenditure and receipts) relating to—

(a)The situation, area and description of relevant land owned or occupied by them, the date of acquisition of the land, and the date at which so much thereof as is comprised in any agricultural unit became comprised therein, and the rates payable in respect of the land,

(b)the names and addresses of the owners and occupiers of the land, whether the land or any, and if so what, part thereof is let and at what rent,

(c)the character and use of different parts of the land, the time at which any use thereof was begun or will become fully effective, and their produce at any time during the period beginning one year before, and ending one year after, the time at which the information is required to be furnished,

(d)fixed and other equipment, livestock, and the stocks of agricultural produce and requisites held in respect of the land, and the provision and maintenance of such equipment, livestock and requisites and the provision of agricultural services for the benefit of the land,

(e)the methods and operations used on the land, the marketing or other disposal of the produce thereof, any payments received under any enactment in respect of such produce, and the provision of agricultural services otherwise than for the benefit of the land,

(f)the number and description of persons employed on, or employed by the occupier in disposing of the produce of, the land, and the remuneration paid to, and hours worked by, persons so employed or such persons of different descriptions.

(1A)In the foregoing subsection—

  • " livestock " includes any animal;

  • " relevant land " in the case of any owner or occupier of land used for agriculture, means the aggregate of—

    (a)

    the land owned or occupied by him which is comprised in any agricultural unit; and

    (b)

    any other land owned or occupied by him which is either— (i) used for forestry ; or

    (i)

    not used for any purpose, but capable of use for agriculture or forestry, but which, if used as agricultural land by the occupier of that agricultural unit, would be comprised in that unit.

Schedule 3Metrication : Enactments Referred to in Section 7(2)(a)

ChapterShort titleProvisions capable of amendment
1866 c. 37.Hop (Prevention of Frauds) Act 1866.Section 2. Section 7.
1911 c. 49.Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911.Section 2(1)(ii) and (iii). Section 7(16)(a). Section 16(2). Section 26(3)(a). Section 33(2).
1921 c. 35.Corn Sales Act 1921.Section 5.
1925 c. 24.Universities and College Estates Act 1925.Section 10(1). Section 15(1).
1930 c. 44.Land Drainage Act 1930.

Section 29(1).

In Part II of Schedule 3, paragraph 1(a), (b) and (d).

1937 c. 70.Agriculture Act 1937.Section 1(1). Section 3(1)(h).
1946 c. 73.Hill Farming Act 1946.Section 23(2) and (3).
1947 c. 48.Agriculture Act 1947.

Section 109(3).

In Schedule 2, paragraph 3(1)(b).

1948 c. 45.Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948.

Section 64(1). Section 86(3).

In Schedule 3, paragraph 3(1)(b).

1948 c. 63.Agricultural Holdings Act 1948.Section 14(1). Section 63(1)(b).
1949 c. 75.Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1949.Section 15(1). Section 63(1)(b).
1950 c. 36.Diseases of Animals Act 1950.Section 37(4A). Section 78(1)(vii). Section 79(1)(c). Section 84(4).
1956 c. 60.Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956.Section 7(2) and (6)(b).
1958 c. 24.Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1958.In Schedule 1, paragraph 6(b)(ii).
1958 c. 47.Agricultural Marketing Act 1958.Section 34(2) and (3).
1961 c. 48.Land Drainage Act 1961.Section 1(1). Section 1A(1). Section 30(4)(c).
1963 c. 11.Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1963.Section 23(1)(a).
1964 c. 14.Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964.Section 16(3)(f).
1965 c. 14.Cereals Marketing Act 1965.Section 13(4). Section 15(1). Section 16(6)(a).
1967 c. 9.General Rate Act 1967.Section 26(3)(a).
1967 c. 22.Agriculture Act 1967.Section 51(7)(a). Section 52(2)(d).
1968 c. 34.Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968.Section 21(1). Section 23(1). Section 24(1). Section 40(3)(c).
1971 c. 39.Rating Act 1971.Section 2(4). Section 5(5).

Schedule 4Repeals

Part IDissolution of Sugar Board

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 48.Sugar Act 1956.

Sections 1 to 5, so far as unrepealed.

Section 6.

Section 21, so far as unrepealed.

In section 35(2), the definitions of " financial year of the Sugar Board", "functions" and " pension ".

Section 35(3).

Schedules 1 and 2.

Schedule 3, so far as unrepealed.

1968 c. 13.National Loans Act 1968.In Schedule 1, the entry for the Sugar Act 1956, so far as unrepealed.
1972 c. 11.Superannuation Act 1972.In Schedule 4, the entry for the Sugar Board.
1972 c. 41.Finance Act 1972.

In section 11(c), the words " surcharge under section 7 of the Sugar Act 1956 or " and the words " or that section as applied by section 7(1) of that Act".

In section 27(4), the words " a surcharge under section 7 of the Sugar Act 1956 or " and the words " or that section as applied by section 7(1) of that Act".

1972 c. 68.European Communities Act 1972.Section 7(1) and (2).
1973 c. 51.Finance Act 1973.Section 57.
1975 c. 24.House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975.In Part II of Schedule 1, the words " The Sugar Board ".
1975 c. 25.Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975.In Part II of Schedule 1, the words " The Sugar Board ".

Part IIMiscellaneous

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1954 c. 39.Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954.Section 7.
1958 c. 71.Agriculture Act 1958.In Schedule 1, paragraph 28.
1967 c. 22.Agriculture Act 1967.

In section 25(2), the definition of " joint committee ".

In Part II of Schedule 1, in paragraph 7(2), the words " the Production Committee, the Distribution Committee and ".

1972 c. 62.Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1972.Section 13.

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