Forestry Act 1927

Forestry Act, 1927

(17 & 18 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 6.

An Act to authorise an increase of the number of Forestry Commissioners; to empower the Commissioners to make byelaws with respect to land vested in them or under their management or control; and for purposes consequential upon the matters aforesaid.

[12th April 1927]

B E it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Increase of number of Forestry Commissioners.

1 Increase of number of Forestry Commissioners.

(1) For the purpose of assisting the Forestry Commissioners in promoting employment by increasing the acreage under timber, the number of Forestry Commissioners (hereinafter referred to as the Commissioners) that may be appointed by His Majesty under subsection (1) of section one of the Forestry Act, 1919 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), shall be increased from eight to ten.

(2) Each of the persons first appointed to be ninth and tenth Commissioner respectively shall vacate office upon the expiration of the term of office of the other Commissioners in office at the date of his appointment, but shall be eligible for re-appointment in like manner as they are.

S-2 Power to make and enforce byelaws.

2 Power to make and enforce byelaws.

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Commissioners may make such byelaws with respect to any land, being land vested in them or under their management or control to which the public have or may be permitted to have access, as appear to them to be necessary for the preservation of any trees or timber on the land or of any property of the Commissioners, and for prohibiting or regulating any act or thing tending to injury or disfigurement of the land or the amenities thereof, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, for regulating the reasonable use of the land by the public for the purposes of exercise and recreation:

Provided that—

(a ) no byelaws made under this section shall take away or injuriously affect any estate, interest, right of common or other right of a profitable or beneficial nature in, over or affecting any land, except with the consent of the person entitled thereto; and

(b ) no byelaws made under this section shall apply to any common which is subject to a scheme or regulation made...

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