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Crofters (Scotland) Act 1961

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Part IIMinor Amendments and General Consequential Amendments

8Any reference in the Act of 1955 to that Act shall, unless the context otherwise requires, include a reference to this Act.

9In section three (which defines a croft)—

(a)in paragraph (c) of subsection (1) for the word " is " there shall be substituted the words

was before the commencement of the Crofters (Scotland) Act, 1961,; and

(b)at the end of subsection (1) there shall be added the following paragraph—

(d)as from the date of the direction, every holding situated as aforesaid as to which the Secretary of State has directed under subsection (1) of section two of the Crofters (Scotland) Act, 1961, that it shall be a croft..

10In section eight (which relates to the assignation of a croft)—

(a)in subsection (2) the words from " and shall" onwards shall be omitted ;

(b)in subsection (3) for the word " giving " there shall be substituted the words

deciding whether to give or to withhold;

(c)in subsection (4) the words from " and, where " onwards shall be omitted;

(d)in subsection (5) the words from " or, where " to " such terms and conditions " shall be omitted ; and

(e)at the end of the section there shall be added the following subsection—

(6)An assignation to which the Commission have given their consent under this section shall take effect at the term of Whitsunday or Martinmas first occurring not less than two months after the date on which such consent was intimated to the crofter, unless before the said term of Whitsunday or Martinmas, as the case may be, the crofter or his heir or legatee and the assignee jointly give to the Commission notice in writing that they do not intend to proceed with the assignation..

11In section twelve (which relates to the resumption of a croft or part of a croft by the landlord)—

(a)in subsection (2) after the word " seashore " there shall be inserted the words

or for any other purpose likely to provide employment for crofters and others in the locality; and

(b)at the end of the section there shall be added the following subsection—

(4)The provisions of the Crofters (Scotland) Acts, 1955 and 1961, shall cease to apply to any land on its being resumed in pursuance of an order authorising its resumption made under this section by the Land Court, without prejudice, however, to the subsequent exercise of any powers conferred by any enactment for the constitution of new crofts or the enlargement of existing crofts..

12In section sixteen (which relates to vacant crofts)—

(a)after subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(3A)Where any person is in occupation of a croft under a letting which is null and void by virtue of the last foregoing subsection, the Commission may serve on him a notice in writing requiring him to give up his occupation of such croft on or before such day as may be specified in the notice, being a day not less than one month from the date of the service of the notice ; and if he fails to give up his occupation of the croft on or before that day, subsection (3) of the next following section shall, subject to any necessary modifications, apply as it applies where a crofter fails to give up the occupation of a croft as mentioned in that subsection.;

(b)subsection (9) shall have effect as if at the end thereof there were added the words

The Secretary of State shall intimate to the Commission any direction given by him under this subsection.;

(c)after subsection (11) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(11A)For the purposes of this section a croft shall be taken to be vacant notwithstanding that it is occupied, if it is occupied otherwise than by the tenant of the croft.; and

(d)after subsection (12) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(13)The provisions of this section shall have effect in relation to a part of a croft as they have effect in relation to a croft..

13In section twenty-four, in subsection (2) (which relates to the giving of notice of meetings for the appointment of grazings committees) for the words from " on or near the door " onwards there shall be substituted the words

in such public place or places in that district as may be approved by the Commission..

14In section twenty-five (which relates to the powers and duties of grazings committees), in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) after the word " and " there shall be inserted the words

to provide, maintain and, if necessary, replace.

15In section twenty-six (which relates to common grazings regulations), in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) after the words " and in " there shall be inserted the word

providing.

16In section thirty-two (which relates to the compulsory purchase of land and to the management of land), in subsection (2) for the words "subsection (10) of section twenty thereof" there shall be substituted the words

subsection (9) or (10) of section nine of the Crofters (Scotland) Act, 1961..

17In section thirty-four (which relates to the determination of disputes), in subsection (1) for the words " are required by or" there shall be substituted the words

have jurisdiction.

18In section thirty-seven (which contains provisions for the interpretation of the Act), in subsection (1) after the definition of permanent improvement there shall be inserted the following words— Provided that no building or other structure erected on a croft shall be held to be a permanent improvement on the croft unless it is a fixture on the land ;

19In section thirty-eight (which provides amongst other things for the modification of enactments in relation to the crofting counties), in subsection (2) after the word " than " there shall be inserted the words

section twenty-five of the Act of 1911 and.

20In the Second Schedule (which refers to the statutory conditions of crofting tenure)—

(a)in paragraph 3 for the words " the Commission " there shall be substituted the words

the Land Court;

(b)after paragraph 3 there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

3AThe crofter shall provide such fixed equipment on his croft as may be necessary to enable him to cultivate the croft.; and

(c)for paragraph 5 there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

5A crofter shall not sublet his croft or any part thereof otherwise than with the consent in writing of the Commission and in accordance with such conditions (which shall not include conditions relating to rent) as the Commission in giving their consent may impose:

Provided that nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as debarring a crofter from subletting any dwelling-house or other building forming part of his croft to holiday visitors..

21In the Fifth Schedule (which relates to permanent improvements)—

(a)in paragraph 10 for the words " to an incoming tenant " there shall be substituted the words

as an agricultural subject.; and

(b)after paragraph 10 there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

11Buildings or other structures erected under section five of the Crofters (Scotland) Act, 1961, being buildings or structures which are fixtures on the land ; or works executed under the said section five..

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