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4 Constitution and functions of Home-Grown Cereals Authority.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The M1Cereals Marketing Act 1965 shall have effect subject to the following amendments (which relate to the constitution and functions of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority).

(2)In subsection (1) of section 1 of that Act (establishment of the Authority for the purpose of improving the marketing of home-grown cereals) for the word “marketing” there shall be substituted the words “production and marketing”.

(3)For subsections (2) to (4) of that section (membership of the Authority) there shall be substituted—

(2)The Authority shall consist of not less than twelve and not more than twenty-one members appointed by the Ministers.

(3)Of those members—

(a)not less than two and not more than three shall be appointed as being independent; and

(b)an equal number (being not less than five and not more than nine) shall be appointed as being respectively—

(i)persons capable of representing the interests of growers of home-grown cereals, and

(ii)persons capable of representing the interests of persons who are either dealers in or processors of home-grown cereals.

(4)Of the members appointed under paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of this section as being persons capable of representing the interests of growers of home-grown cereals—

(a)such number as appears to the Ministers to be adequate shall be appointed as being also capable of representing the interests of farmers who use home-grown cereals for feeding livestock kept by them; and

(b)at least one shall be appointed as being capable of representing, in particular, the interests of growers of home-grown cereals in Scotland, one the interests of such growers in Wales and one the interests of such growers in Northern Ireland.

(4A)The Ministers shall appoint one of the members appointed under paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of this section to be chairman and another to be deputy chairman of the Authority..

(4)Sections 2 to 5 (bonus payments in respect of forward contracts and deliveries of cereals) and Part II (trading functions of Home-Grown Cereals Authority) of that Act shall cease to have effect.

(5)In section 6 of that Act (non-trading functions of Home-Grown Cereals Authority) in subsection (5)—

(a)after the words “work in” there shall be inserted the words “connection with any matter relating to—

(aa)the breeding and cultivation of cereals,”;

(b)for the words “the marketing of cereals” there shall be substituted the words “the production or marketing of cereals”; and

(c)for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

(b)the invention of new uses of, or processes which might be applied to, home-grown cereals or straw or the development or assessment of such uses or processes or existing uses or processes,.

(6)In paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to that Act (appointment by the Home-Grown Cereals Authority of advisory committees)—

(a)at the beginning of sub-paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the words “Subject to sub-paragraph (1A) below,”; and

(b)after that sub-paragraph there shall be inserted—

(1A)The Authority shall appoint a committee to determine programmes for and report on research and development in connection with home-grown cereals and shall, if the Ministers so direct, appoint a committee to determine programmes for and report on the encouragement of the marketing of such cereals.

(1B)Different committees may be appointed under this paragraph in respect of different kinds of cereals..

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