§ BARONESS TWEEDSMUIR OF BELHELVIE
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.)
§ On Question, Bill read la, and to be printed.