Forestry (Transfer of Woods) Act 1923

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1923 c. 21


Forestry (Transfer of Woods) Act, 1923

(13 & 14 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 21.

An Act to provide for the transfer of certain properties to the Forestry Commissioners and to amend the Forestry Act, 1919, and for purposes in connection therewith.

[18th July 1923]

Be 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, follows:—

S-1 Transfer of property to Forestry Commissioners.

1 Transfer of property to Forestry Commissioners.

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, His Majesty on the joint representation of the Forestry Commissioners and of the Commissioners of Woods or other Government department concerned may by Order in Council make provision—

(a ) for the transfer to and vesting in the Forestry Commissioners of any estate, interest, rights, powers and liabilities of the Crown and of the Commissioners of Woods in or in connection with any woods and forests under the management or control of the Commissioners of Woods, or in or in connection with any other property under the management and control of the Commissioners of Woods which at the time of transfer is subject to the same local management as such woods and forests; and

(b ) for the transfer to and vesting in the Forestry Commissioners of the estate, interest, rights, powers, and liabilities of any Government department in or in connection with any woods and forests vested in or held on lease by that department; and

(c ) for the exception or reservation of any mineral or other rights in connection with any property transferred; and

(d ) for any property transferred under this Act being held and dealt with by the Forestry Commissioners in like manner in all respects as property acquired by them under the Forestry Act, 1919 ; and

(e ) for the retransfer of any property transferred by any previous order under this section; and

(f ) for such consequential and supplemental matters as appear necessary for giving full effect to the order;

and any such order shall, subject to revocation or alteration by a subsequent order, have effect as if enacted in this Act.

(2) In connection with any transfer effected under this Act, the provisions set out in the Schedule to this Act shall have effect.

(3) Any Order in Council made under this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament forthwith, and, if an Address is presented to His Majesty by either House of Parliament within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat next after any such order is laid before it praying that the order or any provisions thereof may be annulled, His Majesty in Council may annul the order or provision, and it shall thenceforth be void, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(4) Section one of the Rules Publication Act, 1893, shall not apply to any order made under this Act.

S-2 Transfer of forestry schemes.

2 Transfer of forestry schemes.

(1) All rights and liabilities of the Treasury—

(a ) in respect of ally advance made or agreed to before the passing of this Act by the Treasury on the recommendation of the Development Commissioners for the purposes of forestry; or

(b ) in respect of any property transferred by or under this Act to the Forestry Commissioners which has been acquired wholly or partly by means of any such advance;

shall be transferred to the Forestry Commissioners and any sums payable to those Commissioners under or in respect of any such advance shall be paid into the forestry fund.

(2) No further advance shall be made under Part I. of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909 , for the purposes of forestry whether or not a recommendation for such advance has been approved before the passing of this Act.

(3) The transfer effected by this section shall be deemed to have had effect as from the first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and any payment made to or by the Treasury during the period between...

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