HL Deb 03 November 1971 vol 325 c28

My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to make new provision for the prevention of diseases suffered or disseminated by animals and to amend the Diseases of Animals Act 1950; to amend the law relating to slaughterhouses, to the slaughter of animals in Scotland and to the improvement of livestock; to amend Part II of the Agriculture Act 1967; to make new provision in relation to the Agricultural Marketing Fund and the Agricultural Marketing (Scotland) Fund; to increase the amount which may be advanced under section 2 of the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Act 1956; to increase the penalties under the Agriculture (Poisonous Substances) Act 1952 and the Agriculture (Safety, Health and Welfare Provisions) Act 1956; to make new provision with respect to arbitrations under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1948; to amend the Cereals Marketing Act 1965; to amend the Corn Returns Act 1882 and the Corn Sales Act 1921; to make new provision for obtaining agricultural statistics; to abolish agricultural executive committees and certain other committees having functions in relation to agriculture or apiculture: to confer powers on the Secretary of State in relation to certain parks and other land in Scotland; and for purposes connected with those matters. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read la.—(Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie.)


My Lords, may we assume that that will be the Short Title?

On Question, Bill read la, and to be printed.