Agricultural Produce (Cereals) Act, 1933

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Number 7 of 1933.


AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (CEREALS) ACT, 1933.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement of Act.

3.

Definitions.

4.

National of Soarstát Eireann.

5.

Irish-owned bodies corporate.

6.

Millable wheat.

7.

Maize meal mixture.

8.

Compound feeding stuff.

9.

Licences under Control of Manufactures Act, 1932, in relation to the milling of cereals and the manufacture of maize meal mixture and compound feeding stuffs.

10.

Milling Advisory Committee.

11.

Offences by bodies corporate.

12.

Certificates of appointment of inspectors and production thereof.

13.

Laying of regulations before Houses of the Oireachtas.

14.

Financial provisions.

PART II.

Control and Regulation of Wheat Milling.

15.

“The Minister” in Part II.

16.

Regulations under Part II.

17.

Prosecution of offences under Part II.

18.

Non-application of Part II to the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

19.

Prohibition of milling of wheat by unauthorised persons.

20.

Applications for milling licences.

21.

Grant of milling licences and conditions of licences.

22.

Rate of wages and conditions of employment at mills.

23.

Transfer of licences.

24.

Expiry of a milling licence.

25.

Quota and quota years.

26.

Quota for mills.

27.

Quota for preliminary quota period.

28.

Obligation to mill quota.

29.

Obligation to mill annually a percentage of home-grown wheat.

30.

Milling in excess of quota.

31.

Returns by holders of milling licences.

32.

Records to be kept at licensed mills.

33.

Inspection of licensed mills.

34.

Revocation of milling licences.

35.

Information from certain shareholders.

36.

Milling (home-grown wheat) permits.

PART III.

Subsidies on Wheat Milled at Inland Mills.

37.

“The Minister” in Part III.

38.

Inland Mills.

39.

Rates of subsidy.

40.

Subsidies on wheat milled at inland mills.

41.

Recovery of over-payments of subsidies.

42.

Regulations under Part III.

43.

False statements in relation to subsidies.

PART IV.

Registration of Flour Importers, Distillers, Wheat Importers, Wheat Dealers, Wheat Growers, Maize Millers, Maize Importers, and Manufacturers of Compound Feeding Stuffs and Restrictions on Carrying on Certain Businesses.

44.

Regulations under Part IV.

45.

Registers to be kept by the Minister for Industry and Commerce and the Minister for Agriculture.

46.

The appropriate Minister.

47.

Applications for registration.

48.

Registration of persons.

49.

Grounds for refusal of registration in certain registers.

50.

Registration in respect of additional premises.

51.

Fees on applications for registration and additional registration in the registers of wheat dealers and maize millers.

52.

Statement of grounds of refusal of application.

53.

Certificates of registration.

54.

Change of registration on death or on transfer of business.

55.

Returns to be furnished by registered persons (other than wheat growers).

56.

Returns by registered wheat growers.

57.

Records to be kept at registered premises.

58.

Custody of and evidence of contents of registers.

59.

Publication of contents of registers, etc.

60.

Inspection of registered premises.

61.

Alteration or cancellation of registration.

62.

Prohibition of carrying on businesses of purchasing home-grown wheat for re-sale, maize milling, and manufacturing compound feeding stuffs by unregistered persons.

PART V.

Bounties on Home-Grown Millable Wheat and Restrictions on Sale of Imported Wheat and Re-Sale of Home-Grown Millable Wheat.

63.

“The Minister” in Part V.

64.

Regulations under Part V.

65.

Prosecution of offences under Part V.

66.

Sale (wheat) seasons.

67.

Standard price of home-grown millable wheat.

68.

Sale (home-grown wheat) certificates.

69.

Particulars of purchases of home-grown wheat by the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

70.

Ascertainment of average price of home-grown wheat in respect of sale (wheat) seasons.

71.

Bounty on home-grown millable wheat.

72.

Minimum and maximum amounts of wheat in respect of which wheat bounty may be paid.

73.

Recovery of over-payments of bounties.

74.

False statements in relation to bounties.

75.

Restrictions on sale of imported wheat.

76.

Restrictions on re-sale of home-grown millable wheat.

PART VI.

Restrictions on Sale of Maize, Maize Meal and Maize Meal Mixture.

77.

“The Minister” in Part VI.

78.

Regulations under Part VI.

79.

Prosecution of offences under Part VI.

80.

Restrictions on sale of maize.

81.

Restrictions or sale of maize meal.

82.

Conditions relating to sale of maize meal mixtures by registered maize millers.

83.

Provisions in relation to sale of maize meal mixture.

84.

Moisture and fibre in maize meal mixture.

PART VII.

Restrictions on the Importation of Flour, Bread, Wheat, Maize Meal and Certain Feeding Stuffs and on the Exportation of Certain Feeding Stuffs.

85.

Restrictions on importation of flour.

86.

Restrictions on importation of bread, etc.

87.

Restrictions on importation of wheat.

88.

Restrictions on importation of maize.

89.

Restrictions on importation of oats, hay and straw.

90.

Scheduled feeding stuffs.

91.

Restrictions on importation of scheduled feeding stuffs.

92.

Import licences.

93.

Application of Customs Acts.

94.

Restrictions on exportation of certain feeding stuffs.

PART VIII.

Wheat Milling and Grist Milling by the State.

95.

Definitions in relation to Part VIII.

96.

Information from owners of potential flour mills and unworked maize mills.

97.

Inspection of potential flour mills and unworked maize mills.

98.

Acquisition of mills by Ministers.

99.

Milling of wheat by the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

100.

Grist milling by the Minister for Agriculture.

101.

Sale of mills and business by the Ministers.

102.

Accounts and audits.

103.

Profits and losses.

104.

Expenses under Part VIII.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Penalties for Certain Offences.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

Standard Prices for Sale (Wheat) Seasons in Cereal Years Commencing on the 1st Day of August, 1933 and 1st Day of August, 1934.

THIRD SCHEDULE.

Scheduled Feeding Stuffs.


Act Referred to

Control of Manufactures Act, 1932

No. 21 of 1932

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Number 7 of 1933.


AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (CEREALS) ACT, 1933.


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE CONTROL AND REGULATION OF THE BUSINESSES OF MILLING WHEAT AND OTHER CEREALS IN SAORST?T EIREANN WITH A VIEW TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE BUSINESSES IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST, AND ALSO TO MAKE PROVISIONS CALCULATED TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE THE GROWING OF CERTAIN CEREALS IN SAORST?T EIREANN, AND TO PROVIDE FOR DIVERS MATTERS ANCILLARY TO, CONSEQUENTIAL ON, OR CONNECTED WITH THOSE MATTERS OR OTHERWISE IN FURTHERANCE OF THE OBJECTS AFORESAID. [4th May, 1933.]

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