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Agriculture Act 1957

1957 CHAPTER 57 5 and 6 Eliz 2

An Act to make further provision for guaranteed prices and assured markets for producers of agricultural produce in the United Kingdom; to authorise the payment of grants in respect of long-term improvements of agricultural land within the United Kingdom and in respect of the costs of certain transactions concerning such land; to make fresh provision for the development of the pig industry in Great Britain (including the production, processing, manufacture and distribution of pig products); to authorise payments into the Exchequer of Northern Ireland on account of expenses incurred for the benefit of producers of agricultural produce in Northern Ireland; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[31st July 1957]

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C1Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

C2Act amended (27.7.1993) by 1993 c. 37, s.54(1)(2)

C3Act amended (E.W.S.) (4.8.1993) by 1993 c. 37, ss.55, 65(3); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

Act (except s. 32): transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/672, art. 2, Sch. 1

Act transfer of functions (27.12.1999) by S.I. 1999/3141 arts. 2(1)(5), 3, Sch.

Act transfer of functions (21.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2843, art. 2(2) (with art. 10)

Part IE+W+S+N.I. Guaranteed Prices and Assured Markets

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C5Functions of Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under Pt. I now exercisable by that Minister and Secretary of State jointly (W.): S. I. 1969/388, and certain functions of Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food transferred by S.I. 1978/272, art. 2

[F11 Power to provide for guaranteed prices, etc. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Minister may by order make such provision as appears to him to be expedient for providing guaranteed prices or assured markets for producers of produce described in the First Schedule to this Act.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, an order under this section in respect of any produce may in particular provide—

(a)for the payment by the Minister to the Board administering a marketing scheme for the produce of sums calculated by reference to the difference between the value at guaranteed prices determined by the Minister in pursuance of the order of the produce sold by the Board and the receipts of the Board ascertained or estimated for the purposes of the order from the sale of the produce;

(b)for the payment by the Minister to producers of the produce, or to such other persons as may be prescribed by the order, of sums calculated by reference to the difference between guaranteed prices determined by the Minister in pursuance of the order and prices ascertained or estimated for the purposes of the order as the prices received or to be received by producers on the sale of the produce;

(c)for the purchase by or on behalf of the Minister or by the Board administering a marketing scheme for the produce, at guaranteed prices determined by the Minister in pursuance of the order, of any of the produce tendered by the producers, and, in the case of purchase by any such Board, for the payment by the Minister of the whole or part of any trading losses incurred or treated as incurred by the Board on the purchase and disposal of the produce.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this section, any guaranteed price to be determined by the Minister in pursuance of an order under this section shall be determined from time to time in respect of such guarantee periods (being periods of or of approximately twelve months) as may be prescribed by the order, and shall be so determined in the light of the conclusions of the Ministers from the annual review last held before the commencement of the period concerned.

(4)Subject to the following provisions of this part of this Act, any guaranteed price determined by the Minister for a guarantee period in pursuance of an order under this section may be varied by a subsequent determination of the Minister.

(5)An order under this section in respect of any produce described in the First Schedule to this Act may be made so as to apply only to particular descriptions or quantities of that produce, or may make different provision (including in particular provision for the determination of different guaranteed prices) in respect of different descriptions or quantities of that produce; and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision produce may be distinguished for the purposes of any such order by reference—

(a)to the area in which, or the season of the year in which, it is produced, sold or despatched or delivered on sale;

(b)to the purpose for which it is sold or used;

(c)to the methods by which it is marketed, including the places at which it is delivered on sale.

(6)Where the dates of the guarantee periods prescribed by an order under this section are varied by a subsequent order, that subsequent order may direct that the duration of the first guarantee period under the order as varied, or of the last previous guarantee period, shall be shortened or extended accordingly.]

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F1S. 1 repealed (the repeal extending to N.I. except so far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6Power to extend s. 1 (E.W.) (S.) given by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 3(1)(a)

C7S. 1 restricted as to eggs and duck eggs by Agriculture Act 1970 (c. 40), s. 23(c)

[F22 Provision for stability of particular guarantees.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The guaranteed price determined for a guarantee period in pursuance of an order under section one of this Act in respect of any produce shall not be less than ninety-six per cent. (calculated to the nearest figure or fraction which the Minister considers appropriate to that produce) of the corresponding price determined for the last previous guarantee period in pursuance of that order or of any previous order under the said section one relating to the same produce.

(2)Without prejudice to subsection (1) of this section, the guaranteed price determined for a guarantee period beginning in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-nine or any subsequent year in pursuance of an order under the said section one in respect of any produce described in Part II of the First Schedule to this Act shall not be less than ninety-one per cent. (calculated as aforesaid) of the corresponding price determined for the first of the three previous guarantee periods in pursuance of that order or of any previous order under the said section one relating to the same produce.

(3)In comparing for the purposes of this section the guaranteed prices determined in respect of any produce for any two guarantee periods there shall be made such adjustment, if any, as the Ministers, after consulation with producers, may determine to be appropriate in consequence of changes in the arrangements in force under section one of this Act in respect of those periods respectively.

(4)In relation to an order which provides for the determination of different guaranteed prices in respect of different descriptions or quantities of the produce to which the order applies, any reference in this section to the guaranteed price determined in pursuance of the order shall be construed as a reference—

(a)where those different prices are derived from the conversion of a single guaranteed price determined in pursuance of the order, to that single guaranteed price;

(b)in any other case, to the weighted average (calculated upon such principles as may be determined by the Ministers after consultation with producers) of those different prices:

Provided that in relation to an order under the said section one which applies primarily but not exclusively to produce within a standard quantity prescribed by or under the order, the Ministers may direct that this section shall have effect as if that order did not apply to any produce in excess of that quantity.

(5)Any reference in this section to the guaranteed price determined for a guarantee period shall be construed as a reference to the price so determined irrespective of any variation effected in pursuance of subsection (4) of section one of this Act.

(6)Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this section, the power of the Minister to vary a determination made in pursuance of an order under section one of this Act in respect of any produce specified in the First Schedule to this Act, or to vary during a guarantee period an order made under that section in respect of any such produce, shall not be exercised in a manner which, in his opinion, would reduce the amounts payable to the producers of that produce unless—

(a)the reduction is made in pursuance of the conclusions of the Ministers from the annual review last held before the commencement of that period; . . . F3

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4]

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F2S. 2 repealed (the repeal extending to N.I. except as far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

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5 Power to make provision for protection of guarantees. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purpose of supporting any arrangements in force by virtue of an order under section one of this Act, and in particular of securing that payments (whether made by or on behalf of the Minister under any such order or by a Board to whom payments are so made) are made in proper cases only, the Minister may by order make provision—

(a)for requiring that produce to which the order applies (being produce eligible for such payments as aforesaid or produce of any class or description which includes produce eligible for such payments) shall be marked in such circumstances, in such manner, for such prupose, and by or under the supervision of such person, as may be prescribed by or under the order;

(b)for prohibiting the removal from markets or other places where produce is required to be marked in pursuance of the order of any produce to which the order applies which has not been so marked;

(c)for requiring the production, or the keeping and production, by merchants or other persons of books, accounts or records relating to the purchase, sale or use of produce to which the order applies;

(d)for enabling authorised officers of the Minister to enter upon land used for the production, storage, grading, packing, slaughter or sale of any produce to which the order applies, and to inspect and take samples of any such produce found upon land so used;

(e)for any other matters for which provision appears to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for the purposes described in this subsection.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of this section, an order under this section which applies to produce being livestock may prohibit the use for breeding or milking of any livestock marked as eligible for payments in pursuance of an order under section one of this Act.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of the said paragraph (e), an order under this section which applies to produce being potatoes may prohibit—

(a)the sale or use for human consumption (including use in the preparation of food for human consumption);

(b)the sale or use for planting;

of potatoes purchased by or on behalf of the Minister or any Board in pursuance of an order under section one of this Act and sold by him or them as stockfeed.

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C9Power to extend s. 5 (E.W.) (S.) given by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 3(1)

C10S. 5 applied (with modifications) by 1972 c. 68, s. 6(3) (as amended (15.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3686, reg. 3(b))

6 Special provisions as to the importation of livestock.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Without prejudice to the powers conferred by section five of this Act, the Ministers may, for the purpose described in subsection (1) of that section, by order make special provision in respect of livestock, or livestock of any description, imported, removed or brought into the United Kingdom or any part of the United Kingdom from any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland.

(2)An order under this section may regulate the times and places at which, and the routes by which, livestock may be imported, removed or brought as aforesaid, and may prohibit the removal, pending inspection or marking, of any livestock so imported, removed or brought and, in the case of cattle imported or brought from the Republic of Ireland, their removal without production of such certificate in respect of their exportation from that Republic as may be prescribed by the order.

(3)Subject to the following provisions of this section, any such order may contain such provisions as appear to the Ministers to be necessary for the due operation and enforcement of the order (other than provision for fine or imprisonment upon conviction of offences), and may in particular—

(a)authorise the seizure and sale of livestock, the forfeiture of livestock and the proceeds of sale of livestock, and the seizure and forfeiture of vehicles or containers used for the carriage, handling or concealment of livestock;

(b)enable authorised officers of the Minister to enter vehicles used or constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of livestock;

(c)require persons who are or have been in possession or control of livestock to furnish to such officers information with respect thereto.

(4)An order under this section which provides for the seizure of livestock or other things shall also provide for the display or other publication of notice of the seizure.

(5)An order under this section which provides for the forfeiture of livestock or other things seized or the proceeds of sale of livestock shall also provide that where within such period as may be prescribed by the order a person claims, in accordance with the order, that the livestock or other things seized belonged to him at the time of seizure and—

(a)in the case of livestock, that they were not imported, removed or brought into the United Kingdom in contravention of the order;

(b)in any other case, that they were not used for the carriage, handling or concealment of livestock imported, removed or brought into the United Kingdom in contravention of the order;

the forfeiture of the things seized or the proceeds of sale of livestock shall not be effected except by an order made by a court.

(6)In this section “livestock” includes the carcases of livestock.

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C12S. 6(3)(b) modified (21.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2843, art. 2(5) (with art. 10)

7 Penalties. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If any person contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of an order under section five or section six of this Act, or knowingly has in his possession or control any livestock imported, removed or brought into the United Kingdom in contravention of an order under the said section six, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F7level 3 on the standard scale] or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both.

(2)If any person wilfully obstructs an authorised officer or other person in the exercise of powers conferred on him by an order under section five or section six of this Act, he shall be liable on summary conviction—

(a)in the case of a first offence, to a fine not exceeding [F8twenty pounds][F8level 3 on the standard scale];

(b)in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to a fine not exceeding [F8fifty pounds][F8level 3 on the standard scale]or both.

(3)If any person—

(a)knowingly or recklessly makes any false statement for the purpose of obtaining for himself or any other person any sum payable in pursuance of an order under this Part of this Act:

(b)with intent to deceive, [F9removes] alters, conceals or defaces any mark applied to produce in pursuance of any such order;

(c)applies to produce, without due authority and with intent to deceive, any mark prescribed by or under any such order or applies to produce a mark so closely resembling a prescribed mark as to be calculated to deceive; or

(d)wilfully makes a false entry in any book, account or record which is required to be produced in pursuance of any such order or, with intent to deceive, makes use of any such entry which he knows to be false;

he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both, or on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.

(4)Where an offence under this section which has been committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer, of the body corporate, or any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well as the body corporate shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

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F7Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46, (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G and (N.I.) 1984/703 (N.I. 3), arts. 5, 6

F8Word beginning “level 3 ...” substituted (S.) by virtue of Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289E—289G

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C14S. 7(2): Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 35 (in relation to liability on first and subsequent convictions), 38 (increase of fines) and 46 (substitution of references to levels on the standard scale) apply (E.W.) and S.I. 1984/703 (N.I. 3), arts. 5 (substitution of references to levels on the standard scale), 6 (increase of fines), 9 (in relation to liability on first and subsequent convictions) apply (N.I.)

C15S. 7(2): Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), s. 289E (in relation to liability on first and subsequent convictions), applies (S.)

8 Provision for application to additional produce and variation of minimum percentages.E+W+S+N.I.

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[F11(2)The Ministers may, . . . F12 from time to time . . . F13, take into consideration in consultation with producers the percentages specified in subsection (1) and subsection (2) of section two . . . F14 of this Act, and may by order substitute for any of those percentages such other percentage as they consider appropriate:

Provided that an order under this subsection shall not apply in relation to any determination made within twelve months after the date on which the order is made.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F11S. 8(2) repealed (the repeal extending to N.I. except so far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

9 Supplementary provisions as to orders.E+W+S+N.I.

[F15(1)Any power of the Minister or Ministers to make orders under section one or section eight of this Act shall be exercised with the consent of the Treasury and after consultation with producers.]

[F15(2)An order under section eight of this Act shall be of no effect unless approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.]

(3)Any statutory instrument containing an order under any provision of this Part of this Act, other than [F16section eight or] section ten, shall be laid before Parliament after being made, and shall cease to have effect (without prejudice to anything previously done thereunder or to the making of a new order) on the expiration of the period of forty days, calculated in accordance with subsection (1) of section seven of the M1Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, beginning with the day on which it is made unless within that period it has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4)An order under this Part of this Act may provide for the delegation by the Minister of any functions (other than the function of determining guaranteed prices or factors relevant to the operation of such prices) conferred or imposed on him by the order.

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Amendments (Textual)

F15S. 9(1)(2) repealed (the repeal extending to N.I. except so far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

F16Words in s. 9(3) repealed (the repeal extending to N.I. except so far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2308, art.2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C16S. 9 applied by 1972 c. 68, s. 6(4A) (as inserted (15.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3686, reg. 3(d))

C17S. 9(3) excluded (21.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2843, art. 2(4) (with art. 10)

C18S. 9(4) applied (E.W.) (S.) by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 3(1)

S. 9(4) modified (21.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2843, art. 2(5) (with art. 10)

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11 Interpretation of Part I.E+W+S+N.I.

In this Part of this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say—

  • [F18annual review” . . . F19 mean an annual review . . . F19 held under section two of the M2Agriculture Act, 1947;]

  • [F18consultation with producers”, in relation to any exercise of a function conferred or imposed by this Part of this Act on the Minister or the Ministers, means consultation with such bodies of persons as appear to the Minister or Ministers to represent the interests of producers of the produce concerned;]

  • description” includes quality;

  • [F18marketing scheme” means a scheme for regulating the marketing of any produce under the Agricultural Marketing Acts, 1931 to 1949, or any corresponding legislation enacted by the Parliament of Northern Ireland;]

  • the Ministers” means the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with agriculture in Scotland and Northern Ireland, acting jointly;

  • the Minister”, in relation to any part of the United Kingdom, means either that one of the Ministers who is concerned with agriculture in that part, or that Minister and either or both of the others acting jointly;

  • produce” includes anything (whether live or dead) produced in the course of agriculture.

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Amendments (Textual)

F18Definitions in s. 11 repealed (the repeal extending to N.I. except so far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

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F20S. 12 repealed with saving and superseded by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), ss. 30(8), 75, Sch. 7

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16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F22E+W+S+N.I.

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F22S. 16 repealed with saving and superseded by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), ss. 26(10), 75, Sch. 7

17—22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F23E+W+S+N.I.

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F23Ss. 17—31, 34, Schs.2, 3 repealed by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 75, Sch. 7

Part IIIE+W+S Development of the Pig Industry

23—31.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F24E+W+S

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F24Ss. 17—31, 34, Schs.2, 3 repealed by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 75, Sch. 7

Part IVE+W+S+N.I. Miscellaneous and General

F2532 Exchequer payments in aid of schemes for agriculture in Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

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33 Expenses and receipts of Ministers.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any expenses incurred by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or by a Secretary of State under this Act shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

(2)Any sums received or recovered by the said Minister or a Secretary of State in pursuance of this Act or any order made thereunder shall be paid into the Exchequer.

34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F26E+W+S+N.I.

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F26Ss. 17—31, 34, Schs.2, 3 repealed by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 75, Sch. 7

35 General provisions as to interpretation, orders, etc.E+W+S+N.I.

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

  • Act of Parliament” and “enactment” include respectively an Act and an enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland;

  • agriculture” has the same meaning as in the M3Agriculture Act, 1947;

  • assets” includes property and rights.

(2)Any power to make an order or regulations under this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

(3)Any power to make an order under this Act shall include power to revoke or vary that order by a subsequent order.

(4)References in this Act to any other enactment shall be construed as references thereto as amended, and as including references thereto as extended, by or under any subsequent enactment.

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C19S. 35(2) excluded (21.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2843, art. 2(4) (with art. 10)

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36 Repeals and transitional provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F27

[F28(2)In Part I of the M4Agriculture Act, 1947, so far as not repealed by this section, any reference to produce mentioned in the First Schedule to that Act shall be construed as a reference to produce mentioned in the First Schedule to this Act . . . F29, and any reference to the provisions of the said Part I shall be construed as including a reference to the provisions of Part I of this Act.

(3)The period during which orders under subsection (1) of section four of the Agriculture Act, 1947, have effect (being a period which would otherwise expire with the fifth day of August, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven) shall be extended until the commencement of Part I of this Act, and any order in force under that subsection at the commencement of the said Part I shall continue in force and have effect as if made under section one of this Act, and may be revoked or varied accordingly.]

(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F30

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F28S. 36(2)(3) repealed (the repeal extending to N.I except so far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

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37 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Agriculture Act, 1957.

F31(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)This ActF32... extends to Northern Ireland.

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F32Words in s. 37(3) repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), Sch. 1 Pt. 2 Group 1

[F33FIRST SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. Produce Qualifying for Guarantee]

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F33Sch. 1 repealed (the repeal extending to N.I except so far as relating to potatoes) (27.7.1993 but 4.8.1993 so far as relating to potatoes) by 1993 c. 37, ss. 64, 65, Sch.5 (subject to provisions at the end of Sch. 5); S.I. 1993/2038, art.2

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C20Power to amend Sch. 1 conferred by European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68, SIF 29:5), s. 6(7)

SECOND SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. . . . F44

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F44Ss. 17—31, 34, Schs.2, 3 repealed by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 75, Sch. 7

THIRD SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. . . . F45

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F45Ss. 17—31, 34, Schs.2, 3 repealed by Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22), s. 75, Sch. 7

FOURTH SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. . . . F46

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