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Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948

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75Schemes for provision of agricultural goods and services

(1)For the purpose of promoting efficiency in agriculture or facilitating food production, the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury make schemes for providing goods and services to persons managing or farming agricultural land. Any scheme under this section shall be embodied in a statutory instrument which shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

(2)A scheme under this section shall not authorise the provision of goods after the expiration of five years from the first day of October, nineteen hundred and forty-seven or such longer period as may be prescribed.

(3)The Secretary of State may make such reasonable charges, if any, as he thinks fit in respect of goods and services provided in pursuance of a scheme under this section.

(4)The Secretary of State may acquire by agreement any land which he requires for the purposes of a scheme under this section.

(5)Section one hundred and three of the Agriculture Act, 1947, shall, in so far as it applies to Scotland, cease to have effect, and anything done by the Secretary of State or any scheme made under that section shall be deemed to have been done or made under this section.

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