Agriculture (Silo Subsidies) Act 1956

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1956 c. 5
Year1956


Agriculture (Silo Subsidies) Act, 1956

(5 & 6 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 5

An Act to make provision for the payment of subsidies in respect of the construction or improvement of silos.

B E 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 Schemes for silo subsidies.

1 Schemes for silo subsidies.

(1) The appropriate Minister may by a scheme made with the approval of the Treasury (hereinafter referred to as ‘a scheme’) make provision for the payment of subsidies, at such rates as may be provided for by the scheme, in respect of the carrying out of works for the construction or improvement of silos in the United Kingdom, being works approved for the purposes of the scheme by the appropriate Minister within such period as may be specified in the scheme, and being silos for the making and containing of silage.

(2) A scheme may be a separate scheme for England and Wales or for Scotland or for Northern Ireland, or may be a joint scheme for the whole of the United Kingdom, for Great Britain, for England and Wales and Northern Ireland, or for Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in this Act the expression ‘the appropriate Minister’ means—

(a ) in relation to a separate scheme for England and Wales or for Northern Ireland, or a joint scheme for England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;

(b ) in relation to any other joint scheme, the said Minister and the Secretary of State acting jointly; and

(c ) in relation to a separate scheme for Scotland, the Secretary of State.

(3) The period specified in a scheme may begin before or after the commencement of this Act but not earlier than the eighth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, and shall end not later than three years after it begins or, if it begins before the commencement of this Act, not later than three years after the commencement of this Act.

(4) A scheme may make provision—

(a ) for defining or limiting the works in respect of which payments may be made under the scheme;

(b ) for different rates of subsidy, or different methods of calculating rates of subsidy, according to the nature of the works;

(c ) for prohibiting or restricting the making of payments under the scheme in cases in which payments out of moneys provided by Parliament under any other Act, or out of...

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