Ministry of Agriculture (Incorporation) Act


Published: 1993-08-03

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Ministry of Agriculture (Incorporation) Act
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (INCORPORATION) [CH.241 – 1


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (INCORPORATION)
CHAPTER 241

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (INCORPORATION)

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Functions and powers of Minister.
3. Minister’s report to be tabled.


MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (INCORPORATION) [CH.241 – 3


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 241

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
(INCORPORATION)

An Act to confer upon the Minister responsible for
Agriculture a corporate status with the power to hold and
dispose of agricultural land.

[Assent 30th July, 1993]
[Commencement 3rd August, 1993]

1. This Act may be cited as the Ministry of
Agriculture (Incorporation) Act, 1993.

2. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister
responsible for Agriculture shall as regards his functions in
relation to that responsibility be a corporation sole with
power to acquire, hold, lease and dispose of agricultural
land, to enter into contracts and to sue and be sued, and all
property vested in him pursuant to this section shall be held
by him in trust for Her Majesty in right of Her Government
of The Bahamas for the purpose of the aforementioned
functions.

(2) The power vested in the Minister under
subsection (1) to dispose of agricultural land shall not
include the power to sell agricultural hand and the power of
the Minister to lease agricultural land shall, in respect of a
lease for a term exceeding twenty-one years, be exercisable
subject to the approval of the Governor-General.

3. Without prejudice to the provisions of section 10
of the Agriculture and Fisheries Act, the Minister shall lay
upon the table of each House of Parliament before the end
of April or as soon as practicable thereafter in every year a
report dealing with any lease granted by the Minister in
respect of agricultural land.

22 of 1993

Short title.

Functions and
powers of
Minister.

Minister’s report
to be tabled.