Agricultural Produce (Cereals) Act, 1933

Milling in excess of quota.

30.—(1) Where in any preliminary quota period or quota year for a mill in respect of which a milling licence is in force during such period or year there is milled at such mill an amount of wheat which is in excess of the quota for such mill in respect of such period or year, the holder of such licence shall at the expiration of such period or year pay to the Minister a sum calculated at the rate of three shillings for every four hundred pounds of wheat milled in excess of such quota and such sum shall be a debt due and payable by such holder to the Minister and may be recovered as a simple contract debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(2) In any proceedings by the Minister under this section to recover any sum from the holder of a milling licence the production of a certificate under the seal of the Minister certifying that such sum is due by such person shall be prima facie evidence of the facts so certified.

(3) All moneys recovered by the Minister under this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance may direct.