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Agricultural Training Board Act 1982

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The Agricultural Training Board

1The Agricultural Training Board

(1)The provisions of this Act shall have effect in relation to the Agricultural Training Board.

(2)In this Act—

  • " agriculture " has the same meaning as in the Agriculture Act 1947 or the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 ;

  • " the Board " means the Agricultural Training Board which was established by the Industrial Training (Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Board) Order 1966 ;

  • " employee " includes a person engaged under a contract for services, and " employer " shall be construed accordingly ;

  • " employment" means employment under a contract of service or apprenticeship or a contract for services or otherwise than under a contract, and " employed" shall be construed accordingly;

  • " industrial training board" means a board established under section 1 Of the Industrial Training Act 1964 or section 1 of the Industrial Training Act 1982 ;

  • " the industry " means the activities in relation to which the Board exercises functions in accordance with the Industrial Training (Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Board) Order 1966 (as for the time being amended);

  • " the Ministers " means the Ministers concerned with agriculture in England, Scotland and Wales, acting jointly.

(3)Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the Board.

2Establishment of committees

(1)The Board may—

(a)appoint committees (which need not include members of the Board);

(b)join with one or more other industrial training boards in appointing joint committees consisting of such persons (whether or not members of an industrial training board) as may be determined by the Board and the other board or boards;

and delegate to any such committee all or any of the functions conferred on the Board by section 4 or by virtue of section 6 below.

(2)The Board may pay or, as the case may be, join in paying—

(a)to the members of such a committee such travelling,

subsistence and other allowances (including allowances for loss of remunerative time) as the Ministers may determine with the approval of the Treasury ; and

(b)to the chairman of any such committee to which functions mentioned in subsection (1) above are delegated such remuneration as the Ministers may so determine.

(3)The Board may make such arrangements as the Ministers may specify with the approval of the Treasury—

(a)for the payment of pensions, superannuation allowances and gratuities to or in respect of the chairmen of such committees as are mentioned in subsection (2) (b) above ;

(b)for the payment of compensation to a person who ceases to be such a chairman otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office where it appears to the Ministers that there are special circumstances which make it right for him to receive compensation.

(4)Subject to any directions of the Board or, in the case of a committee appointed under subsection (1)(b) above, the Board and the other board or boards which appointed it, a committee appointed under this section may regulate its own procedure and fix a quorum for its proceedings.

3Amendment or revocation of order establishing the Board

(1)The Ministers may by order—

(a)amend the Industrial Training (Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Board) Order 1966 (as for the time being amended); or

(b)revoke that order.

(2)Before making an order under subsection (1)(a) above the Ministers shall consult the Board and any organisation or association appearing to them to be representative—

(a)of employers engaged in activities to be included in or excluded from the order by virtue of the amendments in question; and

(b)of employees engaged in those activities.

(3)Before making an order under subsection (1)(b) above the Ministers shall consult the Board and any organisation or association of organisations appearing to them to be representative—

(a)of substantial numbers of employers engaging in the activities with which the Board is concerned ; and

(b)of substantial numbers of persons employed in the activities mentioned in paragraph (a) above.

(4)An order under subsection (1)(a) above may, besides including or without including provisions with respect to any activities of industry or commerce, include provisions with respect to activities relating to agriculture which are not carried on in the course of industry or commerce.

(5)An order under subsection (1)(b) above shall provide for the winding up of the Board.

(6)An order under subsection (1) above may provide for any incidental, transitional or consequential matter for which it appears to the Ministers to be necessary or expedient to provide.

(7)The power to make an order under subsection (1) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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