HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 c1271
That for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the law relating to agriculture (including bee-keeping) and agricultural land, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—
- (a) of such additional Exchequer contributions and grants as may become payable by reason of provisions, whether retrospective or not—
- (i) postponing to the end of July, nineteen hundred and forty-four, as respects lime and as respects expenditure by drainage authorities, the dates specified in sections one and fifteen of the Agriculture Act, 1937, as the dates before which cost or expenses must have been incurred in order to qualify for Exchequer grants or contributions;
- (ii) extending section fifteen of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act, 1940, and section sixteen of the Agriculture Act, 1937, to expenditure in connection with the supply of water to agricultural land;
- (iii) extending section fourteen of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act, 1940, to land within any drainage district and to schemes estimated to cost not more than ten pounds per acre;
- (b) of advances to drainage boards in respect of expenditure towards which it appears that a grant will be made under section fifteen of the Agriculture Act, 1937, or section fourteen of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act, 1940;
- (c) of the expenses of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries or the Secretary of State in acquiring land possession of which has been taken under Defence Regulations, and of any additional payments in. respect of war damage to land so acquired which are ascribable to the extension of section sixteen of the War Damage Act, 1941, to that land;
- (d) of any expenses incurred (whether before or after the passing of the said Act of the present Session) by the said Minister in connection with bee diseases or pests;
- (e) of any increase in the grants or expenses authorised by section twenty-nine of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act, 1940, to be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament which is ascribable to the extension of that section to land which is being injured or is in danger of being injured by such a failure of the owner or occupier thereof as is mentioned in that section, being a failure in relation to other land in his ownership or occupation."
Resolution agreed to.