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Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act 1940

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2Standard price

(1)As respects wheat sold in any cereal year to which this section applies, the standard price for the purpose of the Wheat Acts, 1932 and 1939, shall be eleven shillings per hundredweight, unless an order is made under the following provisions of this section as respects wheat sold in that year.

(2)As respects wheat sold in the cereal year beginning on the first day of August nineteen hundred and forty or any subsequent cereal year to which this section applies, the Minister may, by order made with the consent of the Treasury either in that or the preceding cereal year, direct that the standard price shall be such price as may be specified in the order instead of eleven shillings per hundredweight:

Provided that, after the end of the first of the accounting periods into which any cereal year is divided under the foregoing section of this Act, no such order shall be made as respects wheat sold, in that year.

(3)Any order made under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order made in like manner and subject to the like provisions.

(4)The next committee to be appointed under section one of the Wheat (Amendment) Act, 1939, to report as to the desirability of making alterations in the standard price shall be appointed in the year beginning on the first day of January in the last cereal year to which this section applies, and thereafter committees shall be appointed under that section in each third succeeding year as therein provided.

(5)This section shall apply to every cereal year to which the last foregoing section of this Act applies.

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