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Agriculture (Safety, Health and Welfare Provisions) Act 1956

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(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say:—

  • " agriculture " includes dairy-farming, the production of any consumable produce which is grown for sale or for consumption or other use for the purposes of a trade or business or of any other undertaking (whether carried on for profit or not), and the use of land as grazing, meadow or pasture land or orchard or osier land or woodland or for market gardens or nursery grounds, and " agricultural " shall be construed accordingly ;

  • " agricultural holding ", " fixed equipment " and " landlord " have the same meanings as in the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1948 ;

  • " agricultural unit " means land which is occupied as a unit for agricultural purposes;

  • " the appropriate Minister " means, for the purposes of the application of this Act or regulations thereunder to England and Wales, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and, for the purposes of the application of this Act or regulations thereunder to Scotland, the Secretary of State ;

  • " consumable produce " means produce grown for consumption or for other use after severance from the land on which it is grown ;

  • " inspector " means an inspector appointed under this Act;

  • " sanitary authority " means, save as respects the administrative county of London, the council of a borough or urban or rural district and, as respects the administrative county of London, a sanitary authority for the purposes of the Public Health (London) Act, 1936 ;

  • " worker " means a person employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship and " employer " and " employed " have corresponding meanings;

  • " young person " means a person who is over compulsory school age for the purposes of the Education Act, 1944, but has not attained the age of eighteen.

(2)Any reference in this Act to a contravention of any provision shall include a reference to a failure to comply with that provision.

(3)For the purposes of this Act an agricultural unit which is situate within the districts of two or more sanitary authorities shall be deemed to be wholly situate within the district of that one of them within whose district the greater or, as the case may be, the greatest part of the unit is situate.

(4)Any reference in this Act to any other enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment.

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