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Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act 1940

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(1)For the purposes of this Act—

(a)the expression " owner", in relation to land, means the person who is receiving the rack-rent of the land, whether on his own account or as agent or trustee for any other person, or who would so receive the rackrent of the land if it were let at a rackrent, and in this definition the expression "rackrent" has the same meaning as in the Public Health Act, 1936;

(b)the expression " War Agricultural Executive , Committee " means—

(i)in relation to a county, the committee for that county the members whereof are authorised to exercise as respects land in that county any powers of the Minister under regulations made under the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939; and

(ii)in relation to a county borough, the committee the members whereof are authorised to exercise within that borough any of the powers aforesaid;

(c)the expression " war period" means the period for which the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, is in force.

(2)For the purposes of this Part of this Act—

(a)the expression " agricultural holding " means a holding within the meaning of the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1923;

(b)the expression " the Minister" means the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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