HC Deb 13 July 1931 vol 255 cc165-7

Amendments made: in page 26, line 7, leave out the words "a product to which this Act applies," and insert instead thereof the words: an agricultural product or of any kind or variety of such a product.

In page 26, line 10, after the word "product," insert the words" kind, or variety."

In line 13, after the word "product," insert the words "kind, or variety."—[Dr. Addison.]


I beg to move, in page 26, line 15, at the end, to insert the words: Provided that a substitutional scheme shall be treated for the purpose of the submission thereof to the Minister as if it were an amendment of every scheme revoked thereby, and sub-paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of paragraph one of Part II of this Schedule shall apply accordingly. At present if it is desired to close down two existing schemes and merge them in a new scheme there is bound to be a certain amount of delay between the time when the old schemes are closed down and the new one comes into full operation. The object of my Amendment is to get rid of that period of delay by treating the setting up of the new scheme as an amendment of the two old schemes. In that way it will be possible to close down the old schemes and bring the new one into operation at one and the same moment.


I beg to second the Amendment.


This Amendment is consequential on the others and is part of a series of Amendments which was promised. I may say that all the remaining Amendments to Schedule 1 will be accepted except that standing in the name of the hon. Member for the Holland Division (Mr. Blindell)—In page 27, line 25, to leave out the words "two-thirds," and to insert instead thereof the words "three-quarters."

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 27, line 1, leave out from the word "producers" to the end of line 3.

In line 36, leave out from the word "question" to the end of line 37.

In page 28, line 6, after the word "paragraph," insert the words: (i) in the case of a scheme other than a substitutional scheme.

In line 7, after the word "or," insert the words: (ii) in the case of any scheme.

In line 11, at the end, insert the words: 4. A scheme may be revoked by a subsequent scheme, and where a scheme is so revoked the subsequent scheme may provide for the transfer to the new board of the whole or any part of the property, rights, and liabilities of the existing board, for the continuation by or against the new board of any legal proceedings pending by or against the existing board and for the dissolution, without winding up, of the existing board. In this paragraph the expression 'new board' means the board administering the subsequent scheme, and the expression 'existing board' means the board administering the scheme revoked.

In line 16, leave out sub-paragraph (b).—[Major Muirhead.]