Agriculture (Fertilisers) Act 1952

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1952 c. 15


Agriculture (Fertilisers) Act , 1952

(15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 15

An Act to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of contributions for relief of occupiers of agricultural land in respect of expenditure on fertilisers.

[13th March 1952]

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:—

S-1 Power to make contributions in respect of fertilisers in accordance with schemes.

1 Power to make contributions in respect of fertilisers in accordance with schemes.

(1) Contributions out of moneys provided by Parliament may be made, in accordance with a scheme or schemes made by the appropriate Minister with the approval of the Treasury, for relieving occupiers of agricultural land of a part of the expenditure which they would otherwise incur in respect of fertilisers acquired by them for use for adding to such land to improve the fertility of the soil.

(2) A scheme under this Act may be a separate scheme for England and Wales, or for Scotland, or for Northern Ireland, or may be a joint scheme for any two of those countries or for all three countries.

(3) The contributions to be provided for by a scheme under this Act shall be contributions in respect of fertilisers acquired by occupiers of agricultural land, or by associations of farmers, allotment holders or smallholders, or other similar associations which acquire fertilisers in bulk for redistribution to their members:

Provided that, if the appropriate Minister is satisfied that there are circumstances which render it substantially more expedient that the relief should be given, in the country or countries in which a scheme under this Act is to operate, by means of contributions in respect of fertilisers manufactured, imported or distributed by persons who manufacture, import or distribute them, he may make provision thereby for such contributions.

S-2 Maximum amounts of contributions.

2 Maximum amounts of contributions.

2. The provision to be made by a scheme under this Act as respects the amounts of the contributions which may be made in accordance with the scheme shall be such as in the opinion of the appropriate Minister will secure so far as is practicable that the making of contributions in accordance with the scheme in respect of fertilisers of any kind will not...

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