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Livestock Rearing Act 1951

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9Provisions as to delegation of functions of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries

(1)Nothing in section thirty-three of the principal Act shall be construed as precluding the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (hereafter in this section referred to as " the Minister ") from providing, by regulations under section seventy-two of the Agriculture Act, 1947, for the delegation to a County Agricultural Executive Committee of functions of his under the principal Act, and on the coming into operation of regulations first made under the said section seventy-two for that purpose the following provisions of this section shall have effect.

(2)Any local committees constituted under the said section thirty-three by the Minister for areas in England and Wales shall be dissolved and subsections (1) to (3) and (5) of that section shall cease to have effect as respects England and Wales.

(3)Subsection (6) of section three of the principal Act (which empowers a person specified in an approved livestock rearing land improvement scheme as the person responsible for doing any work to make arrangements with the appropriate local committee constituted under that Act for the doing of the work by that committee instead of that person) shall, in its application to England and Wales, have effect with the substitution, for references to that committee, of references to the County Agricultural Executive Committee within whose area is situated the land for the benefit of which the improvements specified in the scheme are to be made or the greater part of that land, and any arrangements made, by virtue of that subsection, by a person with a local committee for which a County Agricultural Executive Committee is substituted by this subsection shall have effect as if they had been made with the County Agricultural Executive Committee so substituted.

(4)For the purposes of a delegation by the Minister to a County Agricultural Executive Committee of his power to do work under the provisions of the principal Act relating to the making of improvements for the benefit of livestock rearing land that is subject to rights of common of pasture, references in those provisions to work done by the Minister shall include references to work done by that Committee.

(5)Section thirty-four of the principal Act (which confers powers of entry on, and inspection of, land) shall, in its application to England and Wales, have effect with the substitution, for references to a local committee constituted under that Act, of references to—

(a)a County Agricultural Executive Committee for the time being authorised by virtue of regulations made under section seventy-two of the Agriculture Act, 1947, to exercise functions of the Minister under the principal Act; and

(b)any sub-committee of such a County Agricultural Executive Committee as aforesaid, being a sub-committee to which the County Agricultural Executive Committee have, by virtue of section seventy-one of the said Act of 1947, delegated any such functions as aforesaid.

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