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Agricultural Land (Utilisation) Act 1931

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17Minor amendments of Small Holdings and Allotments Acts

(1)The amendments specified in the second column of the Second Schedule to this Act (which relate to matters of minor detail) shall be made in the enactments specified in the first column of that Schedule.

(2)The account opened by the Bank of England under the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1907, and continued under section fifty-one of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1908, shall be known as " the Small Holdings and Allotments Account," and references in the Small Holdings and Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1926, to that account shall be construed accordingly.

18Provision as to regulations

All regulations made under this Part of this Act shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as may be after they are made, and if either House within twenty-one days during which that House has sat next after any regulation is laid before it resolves that the regulation be annulled, it shall thenceforth be of no effect, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder or to the making of any new regulation.

19Duration of powers of Minister

The provisions of sections five, six and seven of this Act, and, so far as they confer power upon the Minister to provide allotments or to acquire land, therefor, of section thirteen of this Act, shall have effect for the period of eight years from the commencement of this Act and no longer :

Provided that the expiry of the said provisions shall not—

(a)affect the previous operation thereof or of any thing duly done or suffered thereunder; or

(b)affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred thereunder; or

(c)affect any legal proceeding, arbitration, remedy or investigation in respect of such right, privilege, obligation or liability as aforesaid;

and any such legal proceeding, arbitration, remedy or investigation may be instituted, enforced or continued as if the provisions aforesaid had not expired.

20Interpretation and construction

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

  • " Cottage holding" means a holding comprising a dwelling-house, together with not less than forty perches and not more than one acre of agricultural land which can be cultivated by the occupier of the dwelling-house and his family;

  • " Small Holdings and Allotments Acts " means the Small Holdings and Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1926, the Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1925, and this Act;

  • " Society " includes any body of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, and shall have the same meaning in all the enactments with which this Act is construed as one.

(2)Except where the context otherwise requires, references in this Part of this Act to any enactment or to any provision of any enactment shall be construed as references to that enactment or provision as amended by any subsequent enactment, including this Part of this Act, and this Part of this Act shall, except so far as it applies to Scotland, be construed as one with the Small Holdings and Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1926, and the Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1925.

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