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8 1931

AGRICULTURE ACT, 1931

PART IV.

Miscellaneous.

Verification of certain claims and applications.

44. —The Minister may from time to time make regulations in relation to both or either of the following matters, that is to say:—

(a) requiring any claim for payment of any moneys alleged to be due by him or a committee of agriculture to be verified by statutory declaration;

(b) requiring any application made to him under any enactment and not required by or under such enactment to be verified in a particular manner to be verified by statutory declaration;

and whenever any such regulations are made in relation to any such claim or application, such claim or application shall not be entertained unless and until it is verified by statutory declaration.

Transfer of land from the Forestry Commissioners.

45. —All land in Saorstát Eireann which was on the 5th day of December, 1922, by any means vested in the Forestry Commissioners established by the Forestry Act, 1919, and had not before the commencement of this Act been conveyed or transferred by statute, order, deed, or otherwise from the said Forestry Commissioners to any Minister, board, authority, or person shall immediately upon the commencement of this Act and without any conveyance, become and be vested in the Minister for all the estate, term, and interest for which the same was so vested in the Forestry Commissioners.

Reports of the Minister.

46. —(1) The Minister shall, as soon as possible after the expiration of every financial year, prepare and present to each House of the Oireachtas a report of his proceedings under this Act during such year.

(2) A report under the foregoing sub-section shall, in so far as the same relates to proceedings under the Diseases of Animals Acts, 1894 to 1914, be a return stating the proceedings and expenditure under those Acts of the Minister, and, so far as reasonably may be, of all local authorities in the year to which such report relates, and shall show the number of foreign animals landed in Saorstát Eireann and found diseased in that year, and shall specify separately the different kinds of disease and the ports of exportation and landing, and the mode of disposal of such animals, and shall contain such other information respecting the operation of the said Acts as the Minister thinks fit.

The Fisheries Acts, 1842 to 1925.

47. —The Mussels, Periwinkles and Cockles (Ireland) Act, 1898, shall hereafter be included in the group of Acts which may be cited as the Fisheries Acts, 1842 to 1925.

Laying of regulations before Houses of the Oireachtas.

48. —Every regulation made by the Minister under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if either such House shall, within twenty-one days on which such House has sat after such regulation is laid before it, pass a resolution annulling such regulation, such regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

Expenses.

49. —All expenses incurred by the Minister or the Minister for Industry and Commerce in carrying this Act into execution shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

Repeals.

50. —The several Acts specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of that Schedule.