Agriculture (Ploughing Grants) Act 1952

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1952 c. 35


Agriculture (Ploughing Grants) Act, 1952

(15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 35

An Act to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of grants in respect of the ploughing up of land under grass and the carrying out of further operations on the land after ploughing.

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 Payment of ploughing grants in accordance with schemes.

1 Payment of ploughing grants in accordance with schemes.

(1) Grants 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, in respect of the ploughing up of land in the United Kingdom under grass and the carrying out of further operations on the land after ploughing.

(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) A scheme under this Act—

(a ) shall specify the rates of the grants to be made in accordance therewith;

(b ) may provide for defining or limiting the kinds of land under grass in respect of which the grants are to be made, and shall require the land to have been continuously under grass for a minimum period specified in the scheme before ploughing;

(c ) may provide for the making of grants at different rates in respect of different kinds of land under grass.

(4) A grant under this Act in respect of the ploughing up of land under grass and the carrying out of further operations on the land after ploughing shall be in respect of the operations as a whole including the ploughing.

S-2 Period in respect of which grants may be made.

2 Period in respect of which grants may be made.

(1) Grants under this Act shall be made only where land has been ploughed up within such period as is specified in the scheme in accordance with which they are made.

(2) The period specified for the purposes of this section in the first scheme under this Act for any country shall be the period beginning with the fifth day of February, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, and ending with the thirty-first day of May, nineteen hundred and fifty-two.

(3) A period specified for the purposes of this section in any subsequent scheme under this Act shall not exceed one year.

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