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Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1919

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1(1)The Council of Agriculture for England shall consist of the following members :—

(a)Two members of each Agricultural Committee established by a council of a county and one member of each Agricultural Committee established by a county borough in England to be nominated by the committee :

Provided that, if the Agricultural Committees established by councils of county boroughs shall exceed twelve in number, the total number of members nominated by those-committees shall be twelve and the members shall be nominated by the committees in such manner as the Board may by regulation prescribe :

(b)Six members of the Agricultural Wages Board to be nominated by that Board, provided that the representatives of workmen shall be three in number :

(c)Thirty-six persons nominated by the Board, of whom not less than eight shall be representative of workmen engaged in agriculture, not less than four owners of agricultural land, not less than four tenants of such land, not less than three women, not less than six representative of the industry of horticulture, and not less than three representative of agricultural education or research.

(2)The Council of Agriculture for Wales shall consist of the following members :—

(a)Two members of each Agricultural Committee established by a council of a county and one member of each Agricultural Committee established by a county borough in Wales to be nominated by the committee :

Provided that, if the Agricultural Committees established by councils of county boroughs shall exceed six in number the total number of members nominated by those committees shall be six, and the members shall be nominated by the committees in such manner as the Board may by regulation . prescribe :

(b)Five persons nominated by the governing body of the University of Wales :

(c)Two members of the Agricultural Wages Board to be nominated by that Board in equal numbers from the representatives of employers and workmen :

(d)Twelve persons nominated by the Board, of whom not less than five shall be representative of workmen engaged in agriculture, not less than two owners of agricultural land, not less than two tenants of such land, and not less than two women.

(3)The Agricultural Advisory Committee shall consist of the following members :—

(a)Five of the members of the Council of Agriculture for England who have been nominated by the Agricultural Committees to be nominated by the whole body of such members representing the Agricultural Committees :

(b)Five of the members of the Council of Agriculture for England who have been nominated by the Board to be nominated by the whole body of such members, and so that one of the persons so nominated shall be an owner and one shall be a tenant of agricultural land, and one shall be representative of workmen engaged in agriculture, one shall be a woman, one shall be representative of agricultural education or research :

(c)Two members to be nominated by the Board representing respectively employers and workmen :

(d)Two members of the Council of Agriculture for Wales to be nominated by that council :

(e)Two members to be nominated by the Secretary for Scotland, who shall be entitled to attend and vote only in relation to matters and questions arising under the Diseases of Animals Acts, 1874 to 1914.

(4)The Board may by regulation vary the constitution of any such council or committee.

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