HL Deb 29 July 1952 vol 178 c385

2.51 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Order be approved. Section 4 of the Agriculture Act of 1947 gives power to make administrative arrangements necessary to carry out the policy of guaranteed prices and assured markets where there is no existing arrangement which could be used for this purpose or where the existing arrangements are inadequate or unsuitable. One of the important safeguards against misuse of these wide powers was that three years after the passing of the Act it would be necessary to extend these powers by Affirmative Resolution of both Houses of Parliament. The only arrangements at present in force under the section are those contained in the British Wool (Guaranteed Prices) Order, 1951, which was approved on the 26th April of that year. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Agriculture Act (Part I) Extension of Period Order, 1952, reported from the Special Orders Committee on Thursday last, be approved.—(Lord Carrington.)

On Question, Motion agreed to