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Agriculture (Safety, Health and Welfare Provisions) Act 1956

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19Power to exclude operation of provisions of the Factories Acts, 1937 and 1948

(1)Provision may be made by order for directing that such of the provisions of the Factories Acts, 1937 and 1948, as may be specified in the order shall not apply, or shall not apply to such extent as may be so specified, to—

(a)any premises occupied for agricultural purposes;

(b)any premises whereon there is carried on work in which are employed persons of a class to which this Act extends by virtue of an order under the last foregoing section.

(2)An order under this section may be either one relating to premises in any part of Great Britain and made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State and the Minister of Labour and National Service jointly, or one relating to premises in England and Wales only and made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Minister of Labour and National Service jointly or one relating to premises in Scotland only and made by the Secretary of State and the Minister of Labour and National Service jointly.

(3)An order under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order thereunder made by the authority who made the original order.

(4)The powers conferred by this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument and no order shall be made under this section unless a draft thereof has been laid before Parliament and has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

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