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Agriculture Act 1993 (c. 37)

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Agriculture Act 1993 (c. 37)

1993 CHAPTER 37

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Content
  1. Part I

    Milk Marketing

    1. Ending of milk marketing schemes

      1. 1. Revocation of schemes.

    2. Schemes of reorganisation

      1. 2. Applications for approval.

      2. 3. Determination of applications.

      3. 4. Procedure where scheme not one which ought to be approved.

      4. 5. Variation of approved scheme.

      5. 6. Withdrawal of approval.

      6. 7. Information.

      7. 8. Publicity for determinations.

    3. Carrying out of approved schemes

      1. 9. Functions of the relevant board.

      2. 10. Functions of the appropriate authority.

      3. 11. Statutory transfer on vesting day.

      4. 12. Other provisions.

    4. Position of milk marketing boards post-revocation

      1. 13. General.

      2. 14. Position following reorganisation.

      3. 15. Position in the absence of reorganisation.

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 16. Membership of milk marketing board.

      2. 17. Levies.

      3. 18. Power to carry out preparatory work.

      4. 19. Overriding nature of functions under Part I.

      5. 20. Functions under section 19 of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958.

      6. 21. Restriction of Agricultural Marketing Act 1958.

    6. Supplementary

      1. 22. Service of documents.

      2. 23. Consequential amendments.

      3. 24. Interpretation of Part I.

  2. Part II

    Potato Marketing

    1. Introductory

      1. 25. Activation of Part II.

    2. Ending of Potato Marketing Scheme

      1. 26. Revocation of Scheme.

    3. Transfer scheme

      1. 27. Application for approval.

      2. 28. Determination of application.

      3. 29. Procedure where scheme fails to meet criteria for approval.

      4. 30. Variation of approved scheme.

      5. 31. Information.

      6. 32. Publicity for determinations.

    4. Carrying out of approved scheme

      1. 33. Functions of the Board.

      2. 34. Functions of the Ministers.

      3. 35. Statutory transfer on vesting day.

      4. 36. Other provisions.

    5. Position of Board post-revocation

      1. 37. General.

      2. 38. Position following transfer under section 35.

      3. 39. Position in the absence of transfer under section 35.

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 40. Power to poll registered producers.

      2. 41. Voting in poll under section 40.

      3. 42. Membership of the Board.

      4. 43. Overriding nature of functions under Part II.

      5. 44. Functions under section 19 of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958.

      6. 45. Quota years.

      7. 46. Restriction of Agricultural Marketing Act 1958.

    7. Supplementary

      1. 47. Service of documents.

      2. 48. Consequential amendments.

      3. 49. Interpretation of Part II.

  3. Part III

    Grants for Marketing

    1. 50. Grants.

    2. 51. False statements to obtain payments.

    3. 52. Time limit for prosecutions.

    4. 53. Expenses and receipts under Part III.

  4. Part IV

    Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. Termination of national price support arrangements

      1. 54. Wool guarantee.

      2. 55. Potato guarantee in Great Britain.

    2. Other miscellaneous provisions

      1. 56. Commercial activities of milk marketing boards: distribution of profits.

      2. 57. British Wool Marketing Board: power to grant relief.

      3. 58. Annual report on matters relevant to price support.

      4. 59. Quota areas under the Potato Marketing Scheme.

      5. 60. Agricultural development councils: levies.

    3. Supplementary

      1. 61. Offences by bodies corporate.

      2. 62. Orders and regulations.

      3. 63. Northern Ireland.

      4. 64. Repeals etc.

      5. 65. Short title, commencement and extent.

    1. Schedule 1

      Qualifying scheme of reorganisation.

    2. Schedule 2

      Provisions relating to carrying out of approved scheme of reorganisation.

      1. Part I

        Taxation provisions.

      2. Part II

        Other provisions.

    3. Schedule 3

      Qualifying transfer scheme.

    4. Schedule 4

      Provisions relating to carrying out of approved transfer scheme.

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals and revocation.

An Act to make provision about milk marketing; to make provision about potato marketing; to provide for the payment of grants in connection with the marketing of certain commodities; to terminate national price support arrangements for wool and potatoes; to provide for the publication of an annual report on matters relevant to price support; to amend the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947 in relation to agriculture; and for connected purposes.

[27th July 1993]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--



Part I Milk Marketing

Ending of milk marketing schemes

1 Revocation of schemes

(1) Each of the milk marketing schemes having effect under the [1958 c. 47.] Agricultural Marketing Act 1958, namely--

(a) the Milk Marketing Scheme 1933,

(b) the North of Scotland Milk Marketing Scheme 1934,

(c) the Aberdeen and District Milk Marketing Scheme 1984, and

(d) the Scottish Milk Marketing Scheme 1989,

is hereby revoked.

(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4) below, subsection (1) above shall come into force--

(a) in relation to any of the schemes mentioned in subsection (1) above, other than the scheme mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection, on 1st April 1994, and

(b) in relation to the scheme mentioned in that paragraph, on 1st October 1994.

(3) The appropriate authority may by order provide that paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (2) above shall have effect with the substitution for the date mentioned in that paragraph of such later date before 1st January 1996 as may be specified in the order.

(4) Where property, rights or liabilities of a milk marketing board are transferred under section 11 below (statutory transfer on vesting day under approved scheme of reorganisation)--

(a) subsection (2) above shall not apply in relation to the scheme administered by the board, and

(b) subsection (1) above shall come into force, in relation to that scheme, on the day of the transfer.

(5) Where subsection (4) above applies, the appropriate authority shall by order certify the fact and date of its application.



Schemes of reorganisation

2 Applications for approval

(1) A milk marketing board may, at any time before 1st January 1994, apply to the appropriate authority for approval of a scheme for the reorganisation of the arrangements relating to the marketing of milk in its area ("scheme of reorganisation").

(2) An application under this section shall include--

(a) a copy of the scheme to which the application relates,

(b) a statement of the applicant's reasons for believing that the scheme is one which ought to be approved,

(c) a statement, in relation to each successor body proposed to be engaged in milk trading, of the practices proposed to be adopted by it with respect to such trading, and

(d) a statement of the applicant's reasons for believing that those practices satisfy section 3(2)(a)(iii) below.

(3) Subject to subsection (4) below, an application under this section may be amended or withdrawn at any time before the appropriate authority has finally determined it.

(4) An application under this section may not be amended at any time after the authority has given the board notice under section 4(2) or (3) below.

(5) Where a board has made an application under this section, it may not make a further such application until the previous application has been finally determined or withdrawn.

(6) No application under this section may be made by a board which has obtained approval of a scheme of reorganisation under this Part of this Act.

(7) The appropriate authority may by order extend the period for making applications under this section.

(8) In subsection (2)(c) above, "successor body" means a body to which property, rights or liabilities of a milk marketing board are, under the scheme to which the application relates, proposed to be transferred under section 11 below.

3 Determination of applications

(1) This section applies where a milk marketing board makes an application under section 2 above for approval of a scheme of reorganisation.

(2) The authority to which the application is made shall not grant the application unless--

(a) it is satisfied--

(i) that the board has taken reasonable steps to bring the principles of the scheme to the attention of persons who are registered producers,

(ii) that the scheme is a qualifying scheme under Schedule 1 to this Act, and

(iii) that the practices contained in the statement mentioned in section 2(2)(c) above take account of the interests of purchasers of milk; and

(b) it has consulted about the principles of the scheme such persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of producers, purchasers, retailers and consumers of milk as it considers appropriate.

(3) Subject to that--

(a) if the authority is satisfied that the scheme is one which ought to be approved, it shall grant the application, and

(b) if it is not so satisfied, section 4 below shall apply.

(4) In determining for the purposes of subsection (3) above whether the scheme ought to be approved, the authority shall have regard to all the circumstances and, in particular, to--

(a) whether the scheme takes account of the interests of consumers of milk and producers of milk;

(b) whether the scheme makes reasonable provision for the distribution of assets to persons by reference to their being, or having been, registered producers;

(c) whether it is unlikely that any person to whom a liability is transferred under the scheme will be unable to meet it;

(d) whether it is unlikely that the board will be unable to meet retained liabilities out of retained assets; and

(e) whether the structure of the new arrangements contemplated by the scheme is such as to allow for the development of competition in milk marketing.

(5) The scheme shall not be taken to be unreasonable in its treatment of the distribution of assets to persons by reference to their being, or having been, registered producers by virtue only of the fact that it--

(a) specifies a date by reference to which any such distribution is to be made, or

(b) provides for any such distribution to be made by reference to the occurrence in a specified period (being a period of at least a year) of any relevant matter,

provided the specified date or, as the case may be, the end of the specified period, is not earlier than 31st March 1993 and not later than the vesting day under the scheme.

(6) For the purposes of subsection (5) above, the following are relevant matters--

(a) the production of milk, and

(b) the sale of milk by the person responsible for producing it.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6)(b) above, milk shall be treated as sold if it is sold in the form of milk or in the form of a product which is wholly or partly derived from milk or which includes milk as an ingredient.

4 Procedure where scheme not one which ought to be approved

(1) This section applies where, on an application by a milk marketing board under section 2 above for approval of a scheme of reorganisation, the authority to which the application is made is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (2)(a) of section 3 above, but is not satisfied as mentioned in subsection (3)(a) of that section.

(2) Where the authority is satisfied that the scheme is not capable of being modified so as to bring it within section 3(3)(a) above, it shall refuse the application, but, before finally concluding that the application should be refused under this subsection, it shall--

(a) give the board notice of the conclusions it proposes to reach about the scheme and of the reasons for them,

(b) specify in the notice under paragraph (a) above a day, at least 28 days after the date of the notice, on or before which the board may make written representations to the authority about those conclusions, and

(c) take into consideration any representations made to it under paragraph (b) above or in response to an invitation by it to the board to make oral representations about those conclusions.

(3) Where the authority is satisfied that the scheme is capable of being modified so as to bring it within section 3(3)(a) above, it shall give the board notice of--

(a) the modifications which it considers would bring it within that provision,

(b) the reasons for them, and

(c) a day, at least 28 days after the date of the notice, on or before which the board may respond to the proposed modifications.

(4) If, before the end of the period for responding to the proposed modifications, the board gives the authority notice of its agreement to them, the application shall be treated as relating to the scheme with those modifications.

(5) If, at the end of the period for responding to the proposed modifications, the board has not--

(a) persuaded the authority that no modifications are required,

(b) given the authority notice of its agreement to the proposed modifications, or

(c) given the authority notice of proposed alternative modifications,

the authority shall refuse the application.

(6) Subsections (7) and (8) below apply where, before the end of the period for responding to the proposed modifications, the board gives the authority notice of proposed alternative modifications.

(7) If the authority is satisfied that the proposed alternative modifications would bring the scheme within section 3(3)(a) above, it shall treat the application as relating to the scheme with those modifications.

(8) If the authority is not so satisfied, it shall refuse the application, but, before finally concluding that the application should be refused under this subsection, it shall--

(a) give the board notice of the conclusion it proposes to reach about the proposed alternative modifications and of the reasons for it,

(b) specify in the notice under paragraph (a) above a day, at least 28 days after the date of the notice, on or before which the board may make written representations to the authority about that conclusion, and

(c) take into consideration any representations made to it under paragraph (b) above or in response to an invitation by it to the board to make oral representations about that conclusion.

(9) The authority may by notice to the board extend (or further extend) as it thinks fit--

(a) the period under subsection (2)(b) above for making representations,

(b) the period under subsection (3)(c) above for responding to proposed modifications, or

(c) the period under subsection (8)(b) above for making representations.

5 Variation of approved scheme

(1) Subject to subsection (2) below, the appropriate authority may approve a variation of an approved scheme on the application of the relevant board made before the vesting day under the scheme.

(2) The appropriate authority shall not approve a variation of an approved scheme unless--

(a) it is satisfied--

(i) that the relevant board has taken reasonable steps to bring the principle of the proposed variation to the attention of persons who are registered producers, or

(ii) that the proposed variation is not sufficiently important to require the principle of it to be brought to their attention; and

(b) it is satisfied that its decisions under section 3(2)(a)(ii) and (3)(a) above would not have been different had the scheme included the proposed variation.

(3) In this section, "the relevant board", in relation to an approved scheme, means the milk marketing board to which the scheme relates.

6 Withdrawal of approval

(1) The appropriate authority may, on the application of the relevant board before the vesting day under an approved scheme, withdraw the scheme's approval if it is satisfied that there has been a material change of circumstances since the scheme was approved.

(2) The appropriate authority shall give an applicant under subsection (1) above notice of its decision in relation to the application.

(3) Where approval in relation to a scheme is withdrawn under subsection (1) above, it shall cease to be an approved scheme with effect from the date of the notice under subsection (2) above.

(4) Where a scheme ceases under this section to be an approved scheme, it shall be disregarded for the purposes of section 2(6) above.

(5) Where the period within which an application under section 2 above may be made has expired before the date on which a scheme ceases under this section to be an approved scheme, the milk marketing board concerned may, subject to subsection (6) below, make an application under that section at any time before the end of the period of three months beginning with that date.

(6) A milk marketing board may not make an application by virtue of subsection (5) above within the period of 3 months immediately preceding the day on which the marketing scheme administered by the board will, under subsection (2) of section 1 above, be revoked by subsection (1) of that section.

(7) In this section, "the relevant board", in relation to an approved scheme, means the milk marketing board to which the scheme relates.

7 Information

(1) The authority to which an application under section 2, 5 or 6 above is made may by notice require any person to supply to it such information as may be specified in the notice, being information the supply of which the authority considers necessary or desirable for the purpose of enabling it to carry out its functions in relation to the application.

(2) A notice under subsection (1) above shall require the information to be supplied within such period as may be specified in the notice, being not less than 21 days from the date of the notice.

(3) Where the authority to which an application under section 2, 5 or 6 above is made gives a notice under subsection (1) above to the applicant, the applicant shall be treated as having withdrawn the application unless--

(a) it complies with the notice, or

(b) before the end of the period allowed for compliance, it shows to the satisfaction of the authority that it has reasonable grounds for not complying with it.

(4) Where--

(a) the authority to which an application under section 2, 5 or 6 above is made gives a notice under subsection (1) above to the applicant,

(b) the applicant purports to comply with the notice, and

(c) it becomes apparent to the authority after the time allowed for compliance with the notice and before the application has been finally determined that the applicant has not in fact complied with it,

the authority shall give the applicant notice of that fact.

(5) Where, within 14 days of the date of a notice under subsection (4) above, the person to whom the notice is given shows to the satisfaction of the authority by which it is given that the failure to comply with the notice under subsection (1) above was accidental and not attributable to a failure to take reasonable care, subsection (3) above shall be treated as never having had any application in relation to it.

(6) If any person other than the applicant under section 2, 5 or 6 above fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a notice under subsection (1) above, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(7) If any person, in purported compliance with a notice under subsection (1) above, knowingly or recklessly supplies information which is false or misleading in a material respect, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(8) Where an application under section 2, 5 or 6 above is made to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State, the powers conferred by this section shall be exercisable by those ministers acting jointly.

8 Publicity for determinations

(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after granting an application under section 2 or 5 above, the authority granting the application shall make public in such manner as it thinks fit--

(a) the fact that it has granted the application, and

(b) the principles of the approved scheme or, as the case may be, of the approved variation.

(2) As soon as reasonably practicable after deciding under section 6 above to withdraw an approved scheme's approval, the authority making the decision shall make its decision public in such manner as it thinks fit.



Carrying out of approved schemes

9 Functions of the relevant board

(1) The relevant board may do whatever is necessary for, or conducive to, the carrying out of an approved scheme in the period up to and including the vesting day under the scheme.

(2) In this section, "the relevant board", in relation to an approved scheme, means the board to which the scheme relates.

10 Functions of the appropriate authority

(1) The appropriate authority shall satisfy itself, in relation to an approved scheme--

(a) that so much of the scheme as relates to the period prior to the vesting day under the scheme is duly carried out, and

(b) that it does not, during that period, become expedient, by virtue of a change of circumstances, that there should be an increase in the provision made by the scheme for meeting liabilities retained by the relevant board after the transfer under section 11 below.

(2) The appropriate authority may by notice require the relevant board to supply to it such information as may be specified in the notice, being information which the authority considers necessary or desirable for the purpose of enabling it to discharge its functions under subsection (1) above.

(3) A notice under subsection (2) above shall require the information to be supplied within such period as may be specified in the notice, being not less than 7 days from the date of the notice.

(4) If, at any time before the vesting day under an approved scheme, it appears to the appropriate authority--

(a) that the relevant board has--

(i) failed to supply information required by a notice under subsection (2) above, or

(ii) failed in a material respect to carry out the scheme, or

(b) that, by virtue of a change of circumstances, it is expedient that there should be such an increase as is mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above,

it may give the board notice of that fact and of the reasons for it.

(5) No notice under subsection (4) above may be given by virtue of paragraph (a)(i) of that subsection more than 28 days after the relevant board has purported to comply with the notice under subsection (2) above.

(6) The appropriate authority shall by notice to the relevant board withdraw a notice under subsection (4) above if it is satisfied--

(a) that there is no longer any ground for it, and

(b) that it continues to be practicable for the scheme to be carried out.

(7) If the relevant board, in purported compliance with a notice under subsection (2) above, knowingly or recklessly supplies information which is false or misleading in a material respect, it shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(8) In this section, "the relevant board", in relation to an approved scheme, means the board to which the scheme relates.

11 Statutory transfer on vesting day

(1) On the vesting day under an approved scheme, any transfer under the scheme which--

(a) is a qualifying transfer, and

(b) is a transfer which the scheme provides is to have effect under this section,

shall have effect by virtue of this Act.

(2) Subsection (1) above shall not apply if--

(a) a notice under subsection (4) of section 10 above has been given in respect of the scheme, and

(b) the notice has not been withdrawn under subsection (6) of that section.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) above, a transfer is a qualifying transfer if it is--

(a) a transfer of property, rights or liabilities of--

(i) the relevant board, or

(ii) a subsidiary of that board,

to a body which is a qualifying body, or

(b) a transfer of property, rights or liabilities of a subsidiary of the relevant board to that board.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) above, a body is a qualifying body if it is--

(a) a development council established under the [1947 c. 40.] Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947,

(b) a society registered under the [1965 c. 12.] Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 which has not previously traded,

(c) a company registered under the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 which has not previously traded, or

(d) a company registered under that Act which was a subsidiary of the relevant board immediately before the day on which this Act is passed.

(5) In this section, "the relevant board", in relation to an approved scheme, means the board to which the scheme relates.

12 Other provisions

Schedule 2 to this Act (which makes provision in relation to or in connection with the carrying out of an approved scheme) shall have effect.



Position of milk marketing boards post-revocation

13 General

The board administering a milk marketing scheme shall not be deemed to be dissolved by reason of the revocation of the scheme by section 1(1) above and so much of the scheme as relates to the winding up of the board shall (subject to any provision of regulations under section 14(2) below) continue in force notwithstanding the revocation.

14 Position following reorganisation

(1) Subsections (2) to (5) below apply where property, rights or liabilities of a milk marketing board are transferred under section 11 above under an approved scheme.

(2) The appropriate authority--

(a) shall by regulations make such provision as it thinks fit for the purpose of giving effect to so much of the approved scheme as relates to the board in the period after the transfer under that section; and

(b) may by regulations make such provision as it thinks fit--

(i) in relation to the constitution of the board, or

(ii) for the purpose of enabling the board to wind up its affairs.

(3) Regulations under subsection (2) above may--

(a) provide that, notwithstanding section 1(1) above, such provisions of the relevant marketing scheme as are specified in the regulations shall continue to have effect, subject to such modifications as may be so specified, or

(b) make such new provision as appears to the authority to be necessary or expedient.

(4) Regulations under subsection (2) above may not confer a power to raise compulsory levies.

(5) As soon as the appropriate authority is satisfied that the board has carried out any remaining functions, and on being given notice by the board that it has wound up its affairs, the appropriate authority shall, after consultation with the board, make an order dissolving the board on such date as is specified in the order.

(6) Regulations under subsection (2) above may be made in anticipation of the application of that subsection.

(7) In subsection (3)(a) above, "relevant marketing scheme" means the marketing scheme which constituted the board.

15 Position in the absence of reorganisation

(1) This section applies where the revocation of a milk marketing scheme by section 1(1) above takes place without property, rights or liabilities of the board constituted by it having been transferred under section 11 above.

(2) The appropriate authority shall present a petition for the winding up of the board in accordance with the milk marketing scheme and Schedule 2 to the [1958 c. 47.] Agricultural Marketing Act 1958.

(3) If, in the event of the board being so wound up, any assets of the board remain after the discharge of its debts and liabilities and the payment of the costs and expenses incurred in the winding up, those assets shall be distributed to the producers who would have been by virtue of paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the [1958 c. 47.] Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 liable to contribute in the winding up, and shall be so distributed in proportion to their respective liabilities in that behalf.



Miscellaneous

16 Membership of milk marketing board

(1) No election of members of a milk marketing board, or of a committee under the marketing scheme administered by such a board, (other than an election for the purpose of filling a casual vacancy) shall be held after 31st December 1993 or such later day as the appropriate authority may by order specify.

(2) The term of office of any member of a milk marketing board, or of a committee under the marketing scheme administered by such a board, shall, instead of expiring at any other time, expire--

(a) where property, rights or liabilities of the board are transferred under section 11 above, on the day of the transfer, and

(b) where the marketing scheme administered by the board is revoked by section 1(1) above without property, rights or liabilities of the board having been transferred under section 11 above, at such time as the board is dissolved in consequence of being wound up under section 15(2) above.

17 Levies

(1) This section applies where--

(a) property, rights or liabilities of a milk marketing board are transferred under section 11 above in accordance with an approved scheme, and

(b) under the scheme, any liabilities of the board are excepted from transfer under that section.

(2) The appropriate authority may, on the application of the board, by order give effect to a scheme enabling the board to require eligible producers to make contributions for the purpose of enabling it to meet its liabilities.

(3) The appropriate authority shall not make an order under subsection (2) above unless it is satisfied--

(a) that the board's assets are insufficient to meet its liabilities;

(b) that the board has taken all reasonable steps to minimise the amount required to meet its liabilities;

(c) that there is no other reasonably practicable way of discharging its liabilities;

(d) that the amount proposed to be raised under the scheme is reasonable; and

(e) that the basis on which contributions are to be assessed under the scheme is reasonable.

(4) In subsection (2) above, the reference to eligible producers is to the persons who, under the approved scheme, are entitled to participate in the distribution of assets of the board by virtue of their being, or having been, registered producers.

18 Power to carry out preparatory work

(1) The functions of a milk marketing board shall be deemed always to have included the function of preparing for the enactment of this Part of this Act.

(2) In this section, "milk marketing board" includes the board established under the Milk Marketing Scheme (Northern Ireland) 1989; and, in the application of this section to that board, the reference to the enactment of this Part of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the making of Northern Ireland legislation corresponding to this Part.

19 Overriding nature of functions under Part I

Nothing done in pursuance of this Part of this Act by a milk marketing board, or by any member or officer of such a board, shall be taken to constitute a breach of any duty owed, apart from the provisions of this Part of this Act, to persons who are registered producers.

20 Functions under section 19 of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

The functions of a committee appointed under section 19 of the [1958 c. 47.] Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 (consumers' committees and committees of investigation) shall not include the consideration of anything done by a milk marketing board--

(a) by way of preparing for the enactment of this Part of this Act, or

(b) in connection with an application under this Part of this Act or the carrying out of an approved scheme.

21 Restriction of Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

(1) Part I of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 (agricultural marketing schemes) shall cease to have effect in relation to milk.

(2) Subsection (1) above shall come into force on the day on which section 1(1) above comes into force completely.

(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales acting jointly shall by order certify the date of coming into force of subsection (1) above.



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