HC Deb 09 November 1967 vol 753 cc1364-5

Queen's Recommendation having been signified

Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make further provision with respect to the welfare of livestock and for other purposes (hereinafter referred to as 'the Act'), it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of—

  1. (1) any expenditure incurred by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or the Secretary of State or the said Minister and the Secretary of State jointly—
    1. (a) in giving free advice on matters relating to the welfare of livestock;
    2. (b) in making, in pursuance of any scheme under the Act, payments to bacon curers (as defined by or under the scheme) in respect of bacon as so defined which is produced by them, or payments in respect of break crops of such descriptions as may be specified in the scheme;
    3. (c) in making grants in respect of the supply of water to buildings situated on or used in connection with agricultural land as defined by section 22 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act 1940 or to buildings used for the purposes of agriculture as defined by section 86(3) of the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948;
    4. (d) by way of administrative expenses;
  2. (2) any expenditure incurred by the said Minister in making to a river authority grants or advances in respect of the authority's expenditure in connection with their functions under section 34(1)(b) or (c) of the Land Drainage Act 1930 or advances in respect of expenditure of the authority appearing to the said Minister to qualify for grant under section 38(2) of the Land Drainage Act 1961;
  3. (3) any expenditure incurred by the said Minister in making grants or advances to a river authority or an internal drainage board in respect of their expenditure on rebuilding or repairing bridges;
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  5. (4) any expenditure incurred by any Minister or government department (other than the Postmaster General)—
    1. (a) in making payments to assist in the resettlement of the tenant of an agricultural holding; or
    2. (b) in paying additional compensation attributable to alterations made by the Act in the effect of provisions in contracts of tenancy or leases authorising resumption of possession for non-agricultural purposes,
  6. in cases where the Minister or department acquire the tenant's interest in, or take possession of, the holding or part of it in exercise of compulsory powers;
  7. (5) any increase attributable to the provisions of the Act in the expenses of the Minister of Housing and Local Government or the Secretary of State under section 92(2) of the General Rate Act 1967;
  8. (6) any increase in the sums payable out of moneys provided by Parliament in respect of rate support grants which may arise from the inclusion, in the expenditure relevant to the fixing of the aggregate amount of those grants, of expenditure under the Act. —[Mr. John Mackie.]