Agriculture Act 1947

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Guaranteed Prices and Assured Markets

    1. 1. Provisions for securing efficient agricultural production and proper agricultural conditions.

    2. 2.† Annual and special reviews of condition of agricultural industry.

    3. 3—7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 8. Interpretation of Part I.

  3. Part II Good Estate Management and Good Husbandry

    1. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Rules of good estate management and good husbandry

      1. 10.Good estate management.

      2. 11.Good husbandry.

      3. 12—20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4. Part III

    1. 22—46.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5. Part IV Smallholdings

    1. 47—52.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 53.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 54—57.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Financial provisions

      1. 58. Contributions by Minister to losses incurred by smallholdings authorities.

      2. 59. Winding-up of Small Holdings and Allotments Account.

      3. 60.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. Supplementary provisions

      1. 61—66.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. †67. Application and repeal of provisions of Small Holdings and Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1931.

  6. Part V Administrative and General

    1. 68, 69.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 70.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 71, 72.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Agricultural Land Tribunals

      1. 73. Establishment, constitution and procedure of Agricultural Land Tribunals.

      2. 74. Proceedings before Agricultural Land Tribunal on reference of Minister’s proposals.

    5. Supplementary administrative provisions.

      1. 75.Provisions as to land lying partly in one area and partly in another.

      2. 76.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. Statistics of Agriculture in Great Britain

      1. 77.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 78. Power to obtain agricultural statistics.

      3. 79. Information as to dealings in land used for agriculture.

      4. 80. Restriction on disclosure of information.

      5. 81. Penalties.

    7. General powers of acquisition and management of land by Minister

      1. 82.Powers of Minister to acquire land by agreement.

      2. 83. Acquisition by Minister of land for research, experiment and demonstration.

      3. 84. Acquisition of land by Minister to ensure full and efficient use thereof.

      4. 85.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 86. Control of subdivision of agricultural units.

      6. 87.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 88.Transfer to Minister of land vested in other Government departments.

      8. 89. Transfer of land from Land Settlement Associations to Minister.

      9. 90. Powers of management, etc., of land acquired by Minister.

      10. 91.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    8. Provisions as to compulsory acquisition of land

      1. 92. Procedure for compulsory purchase of land.

      2. 93. Compulsory hiring of land.

      3. 94. Limitation of period of compulsory hiring.

    9. Special directions to secure production

      1. 95. Special directions to secure production.

    10. Continuation of contributions to cost of drainage, water supply and application of lime.

      1. 96. Continuation of grants for drainage of, and supply of water to, agricultural land.

      2. 97.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    11. Pest and weed control

      1. 98.Prevention of damage by pests.

      2. 99. Prevention of escape of captive animals.

      3. 100. Supplementary provisions relating to sections ninety-eight and ninety-nine.

      4. 101.Provision by Minister of equipment and services for pest control.

      5. 102.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    12. Supplementary

      1. 103.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 104. Provisions as to representations.

      3. 105. Expenses and receipts.

      4. 106.Provisions as to entry and inspection.

      5. 107. Services of notices.

      6. 108. Regulations and orders.

      7. 109. Interpretation.

      8. 110.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. 111.†Short title, commencement and extent.

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

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    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Provisions where permanent pasture directed to be ploughed up or other cultivations to be carried out

      1. 1.Where the Minister gives to a person a direction under...

      2. 2.Where, in the case of an occupier who is a...

      3. 3.(1) Notwithstanding anything in the provisions of the Agricultural Holdings...

      4. 4.. . . . . . . . . ....

      5. 5.Where the ploughing-up of permanent pasture or the carrying out...

    3. THIRD TO SEVENTH SCHEDULES

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    4. EIGHTH SCHEDULE

      Provisions of Small Holdings and Allotments Acts Applied or Saved

      1. Part I

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      2. Part II Provisions Saved

    5. NINTH SCHEDULE

      Constitution etc. of Commission, Sub-Commission, Committees and Tribunals

      1. 1—6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 7—12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. Agricultural Land Tribunals

        1. 13.(1) The Lord Chancellor shall appoint a chairman for each...

        2. 14.[ (1)]The Lord Chancellor shall draw up for each Agricultural...

        3. 15.(1) The Lord Chancellor shall draw up for each Agricultural...

        4. 16.(1) For each hearing by an Agricultural Land Tribunal of...

        5. 16A.If the chairman of an Agricultural Land Tribunal is prevented...

        6. 17.(1) The Lord Chancellor may by order direct that the...

        7. 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. Disqualifications for appointment

        1. 19.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      5. Validity of acts

        1. 20.(1) Any body mentioned in the last foregoing paragraph shall...

        2. 21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. Officers and Servants

        1. 22.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      7. Remuneration and Expenses

        1. 23.(1) The Minister may pay to members of . ....

      8. Proof of Instruments

        1. 24.Any document purporting to be a document duly executed or...

    6. TENTH SCHEDULE

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    7. ELEVENTH SCHEDULE

      Application in relation to Mortgages and Charges of section 86 of Act

      1. 1.Notwithstanding anything in subsection (3) of section eighty-six of this...

      2. 2.(1) Paragraph (a) of the said subsection (3) shall not...

    8. TWELFTH SCHEDULE

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    9. THIRTEENTH SCHEDULE

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