HC Deb 09 December 1953 vol 521 c1981

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

"to continue the power to make grants or contributions in respect of field drainage, liming and other matters; to amend Part IV of the Agriculture Act, 1947, with respect to the holdings to be treated as smallholdings, and to the contributions to losses of smallholdings authorities; to alter the manner of appointing nominated members of Agricultural Land Tribunals, and enable those Tribunals to award costs and to refer questions of law to the High Court; to make further provision with respect to research and education in sugar-beet growing, to the collection of waste for use as animal feeding stuffs, to preventing the spread of pests and diseases by imported bees, and to the application of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1950, to air transport; to amend the Seeds Act, 1920, with respect to the consequences of contraventions of that Act, and to the effect of particulars given there under; to amend the law as to agricultural wages of holiday workers in Scotland; and to extend the Corn Returns Act, 1882, to Scotland," presented by Sir Thomas Dugdale; supported by Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, Mr. James Stuart and Mr. Boyd-Carpenter; read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed. [Bill 46.]