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Allotments (Scotland) Act 1922

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19 Interpretation. S

(1)In this Act unless the context otherwise requires—

  • The expression “the Board” means the Board of Agriculture for Scotland;

  • The expression “allotment garden” means an area not exceeding forty poles which is wholly or mainly cultivated by the occupier for the production of vegetable crops for consumption by himself or his family and is not let to the occupier during his continuance in any office, appointment, or employment held under the landlord or let along with any dwellinghouse;

  • The expression “the Allotments Acts” means the M1Allotments (Scotland) Act, 1892, as amended or applied by any subsequent enactment including this Act;

  • The expression “local authority” means [F1a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994] acting under the Allotments Acts;

  • The expression “association” means an association formed for the purposes of creating or promoting the creation of allotments;

  • The expression “lessor” means any person for the time being entitled to receive the rent or to resume possession of the land;

  • The expression “lease” means a letting or sub-letting of or agreement for letting or sub-letting land and the expressions “let” and “sub-let” have corresponding meanings;

  • The expression “the Act of 1892” means the Allotments (Scotland) Act, 1892;

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  • F3. . .

  • The expression “industrial purpose” shall not include use for agriculture;

  • The expression “agriculture” includes forestry, horticulture, and the keeping and breeding of livestock;

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  • F5. . ..

(2)(a)In the Allotments Acts, except the provisions thereof hereinafter specified, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression “allotment” includes an allotment garden.

(b)The excepted provisions referred to in the foregoing paragraph are—

In the Act of 1892, subsections (3) and (6) of section seven and the proviso to subsection (2) of section eight.

(3)Where land is used by the tenant thereof as an allotment garden, then for the purposes of this Act, unless the contrary is proved—

(a)the land shall be deemed to have been let to him to be used as an allotment garden; and

(b)where the land has been sub-let to him by a local authority or association which holds the land under a lease, the land shall be deemed to have been let to that council or association for the purpose of being sub-let for such use as aforesaid.

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F2Definition of "the Act of 1894" in s. 19(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III

F3Definition of "the Act of 1919" in s. 19(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III

F4Definition of "sinking fund charges" in s. 19(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III

F5Words in s. 19(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III

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C1Functions of certain parish councils under Allotments Acts now exercisable by district councils: Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (c. 25), s. 1

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