Agriculture Act, 1931

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Number 8 of 1931.


AGRICULTURE ACT, 1931.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary.

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Definitions.

PART I.

DISSOLUTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION FOR IRELAND AND TRANSFER OF THE FUNCTIONS THEREOF.

3.

Dissolution of the Department.

4.

Transfer of powers and duties to the Minister for Agriculture.

5.

Transfer of powers and duties to the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

6.

Transfer of Officers.

7.

Adaptation of existing enactments.

8.

Transfer of property of the Department.

9.

Adaptation of pending contracts.

10.

Continuation of proceedings pending by or against the Department.

11.

Consultative Councils.

12.

Superannuation of certain former officers of the Department.

PART II.

AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCHEMES.

13.

Establishment of committee of agriculture.

14.

Existing committees of agriculture.

15.

Appointment and membership of committees of agriculture.

16.

Procedure at meetings of committees of agriculture.

17.

Meetings abandoned for want of quorum.

18.

Payment of travelling expenses to members of committees.

19.

Application of Part IV. of the Act of 1925.

20.

Application of certain provisions of the Act of 1925 as amended.

21.

Application of Local Authorities (Mutual Assurance) Acts, 1926 and 1928.

22.

Officers of committees of agriculture.

23.

Removal of officers and servants by the Minister.

24.

Local inquiries by the Minister.

25.

Attendance of witnesses at local inquiries.

26.

Administration of oaths at local inquiries.

27.

Scales of salaries for officers.

28.

Travelling expenses for officers.

29.

Co-operation between committees.

30.

Contracts by committees of agriculture.

31.

Audit of accounts of committees of agriculture.

32.

Legal proceedings.

33.

Agricultural schemes.

34.

Application of Article 12 of the Schedule to the Local Government (Application of Enactments) Order, 1898.

35.

Forestry schemes.

36.

Agricultural and forestry rates.

37.

Borrowing by county councils.

38.

Application of moneys raised under this Act.

39.

Application of parliamentary grants.

40.

Regulations.

PART III.

TRANSITORY PROVISIONS.

41.

Transfer of property to committees of agriculture.

42.

Transfer of debts and liabilities to committees of agriculture.

43.

Transfer of officers to committees of agriculture.

PART IV.

MISCELLANEOUS.

44.

Verification of certain claims and applications.

45.

Transfer of land from the Forestry Commissioners.

46.

Reports of the Minister.

47.

The Fisheries Acts, 1842 to 1925.

48.

Laying of regulations before Houses of the Oireachtas.

49.

Expenses.

50.

Repeals.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Enactments, the Powers and Duties under which are Transferred by this Act

SECOND SCHEDULE.

Appointment and Membership of Committees of Agriculture

THIRD SCHEDULE.

Rules for Payments of Travelling Expenses

FOURTH SCHEDULE.

Enactments repealed


Acts Referred to

Local Government Act, 1925

No. 5 of 1925

Local Government Act, 1927

No. 3 of 1927

Railways Act, 1924

No. 29 of 1924

Civil Service (Transferred Officers) Compensation Act, 1929

No. 36 of 1929

Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926

No. 39 of 1926

Creamery Act, 1928

No. 26 of 1928

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Number 8 of 1931.


AGRICULTURE ACT, 1931.


AN ACT TO DISSOLVE THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION FOR IRELAND, TO TRANSFER THE FUNCTIONS NOW EXERCISED BY THE SAID DEPARTMENT AS TO PART THEREOF TO THE MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND AS TO THE REMAINDER THEREOF TO THE MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE, TO MAKE PROVISION IN RESPECT OF PERSONS NOW OR LATELY EMPLOYED BY AND REMUNERATED OUT OF FUNDS OF THE SAID DEPARTMENT, TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE FORMULATING AND CARRYING OUT OF SCHEMES IN RELATION TO AGRICULTURE AND OTHER RURAL INDUSTRIES, AND THE PRESERVATION OF EXISTING WOODS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES INCIDENTAL TO OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [29th March, 1931.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—

Preliminary.