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Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

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30Report to be laid before Parliament

The Ministers shall in every year lay before Parliament a report—

(a)upon the operation of all the schemes for the time being in force under this Act; and

(b)upon the schemes which have been submitted to them since the last report was laid before Parliament under this section but which have not come into force at the date of the report.

31Consultation between boards and other persons

(1)A board shall have power to negotiate with any other person in respect of any matter concerning the marketing of the regulated product, or of any agricultural product from which the regulated product is wholly or partly manufactured or derived, or of any commodity wholly or partly manufactured or derived from the regulated product, and to agree with the other parties to the negotiations to bring into consultation in connection therewith such person as may be agreed between the parties or, in default of agreement, nominated by the Minister.

(2)A board may pay the whole or any part of the remuneration and expenses of any person whose function it is to advise the board in connection with the exercise of their powers under the scheme, or who is brought into consultation in connection with negotiations entered into by the board in pursuance of this section.

(3)Any expenses incurred by a board by virtue of this section shall be deemed to be expenses incurred under the scheme.

32General provisions as to commissions and committees

(1)The Minister may appoint a secretary to any commission or committee constituted or appointed under this Part of this Act, and every such commission or committee may employ such officers, agents and servants as the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

(2)The Minister may pay such remuneration to the chairman and other members and the secretary, officers, agents and servants of any such commission or committee, and such other expenses of any such commission or committee, as the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

(3)The chairman and other members of every such commission or committee shall be appointed by the Minister for such period and subject to such conditions as may be determined by him, and the meetings, quorum and procedure of any such commission or committee shall be regulated in accordance with regulations made by the Minister for the purpose, and every such commission or committee shall have power to act notwithstanding any vacancy among the members thereof.

(4)For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that this section does not apply to any committee of a board.

(5)Regulations made under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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

33Benefit accruing from Part I to be disregarded in fixing rent under Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts, etc.

No benefit that may accrue to a landholder or a statutory small tenant or a crofter from the operation of this Part of this Act shall be taken into account by the Scottish Land Court in thing a fair or an equitable rent under the Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts, 1886 to 1931, or the Crofters (Scotland) Act, 1955.

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