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(1)A person who has been prosecuted for an offence which falls within paragraph (a) or (b) below, that is to say—
(a)an offence under any provision of this Act in its application for the purposes of the agricultural wages legislation, or
(b)an offence under any provision of this Act in its application otherwise than for the purposes of the agricultural wages legislation,
shall not also be liable to be prosecuted for an offence which falls within the other of those paragraphs but which is constituted by the same conduct or alleged conduct for which he was prosecuted.
(2)No amount shall be recoverable both—
(a)under or by virtue of this Act in its application for the purposes of the agricultural wages legislation, and
(b)under or by virtue of this Act in its application otherwise than for those purposes,
in respect of the same work.
(3)Nothing in the agricultural wages legislation, or in any order under that legislation, affects the operation of this Act in its application otherwise than for the purposes of that legislation.
(4)In this section “the agricultural wages legislation” means—
(a)the M1Agricultural Wages Act 1948;
(b)the M2Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949; and
(c)the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.
(1)The following enactments, that is to say—
(a)the M3Agricultural Wages Act 1948,
(b)the M4Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949, and
(c)the M5Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977,
shall be amended in accordance with Schedule 2 to this Act.
(2)The appropriate authority may by regulations amend—
(a)the M6Agricultural Wages Act 1948;
(b)the M7Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949;
(c)section 67 of the M8Agriculture Act 1967 (sick pay);
(d)section 46 of the M9Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968 (further functions of agricultural wages committees); and
(e)the M10Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.
(3)The amendments that may be made under subsection (2) above are any amendments which are consequential on this Act or on regulations under section 1(4), 2 or 3 above.
(4)The appropriate authority may by regulations amend, or make provision in substitution for,—
(a)section 7 of the M11Agricultural Wages Act 1948 (reckoning of benefits and advantages as payment of wages);
(b)section 7 of the M12Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949 (similar provision for Scotland); or
(c)Article 4(3) and (5) of the M13Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.
(5)Subsection (1) above is without prejudice to subsections (2) to (4) above.
(6)In this section “ ” means—
(a)in relation to England and Wales, the Secretary of State and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food acting jointly;
(b)in relation to Scotland, the Secretary of State;
(c)in relation to Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland.
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