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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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6Power to obtain agricultural statistics

(1)Section 78 of the Agriculture Act 1947 (power to obtain agricultural statistics) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (1)(a), for the words from " description " to " them " there shall be substituted the words

and description of relevant land owned or occupied by them,

and after the word " therein " there shall be inserted the word

and; and

(b)for the words " In this subsection the expression ' livestock' includes any animal" at the end of subsection (1) there shall be substituted, as a new subsection (1A)—

(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

(ii)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..

(2)As regards any notice served under the said section 78(1) before the passing of this Act, subsection (1) above shall apply if, but only if, the time specified in the notice for furnishing the required information expires after 1st June 1976.

(3)In accordance with subsections (1) and (2) above, subsections (1) and (1A) of the said section 78 shall, from the passing of this Act, have effect as set out in Schedule 2 to this Act.

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