Crystal Palace Act 1914

Publication Date:January 01, 1914
 
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Crystal Palace Act 1914

(4 & 5 Geo. 5) c. v

An Act to constitute a body of Trustees for the purpose of acquiring the Crystal Palace and Park and to empower them to hold and manage the same as a place of public resort and recreation and for other purposes.

[30th April 1914]

[4 Geo. 5.] Crystal Palace Act, 1914. [Ch. V.] CHAPTER v. An Act to constitute a body of Trustees for the purpose of A-D-19]4-acquiring the Crystal Palace and Park and to empower them to hold and manage the same as a place of public resort and recreation and for other purposes. [30th April 1914.] W HEREAS it would be of great local and public advantage if the lands and buildings known as the Crystal Palace and Park situate partly in the metropoHtan boroughs of Camberwell and Lewisham in the county of London and partly in the urban districts of Beckenham and Penge in the county of Kent were vested in a body of Trustees to be maintained and managed by them as a place for education and recreation and for the promotion of industry commerce and art: And whereas it is expedient to incorporate a body of Trustees consisting of representatives of the corporation of the City of London the London County Council the councils of the metropolitan boroughs of Lambeth Lewisham and Wandsworth the corporation of Croydon the urban district councils of Beckenham and Penge and of certain other authorities and persons as by this Act provided: And whereas it is expedient to empower the Trustees so incorporated to acquire maintain and manage the said palace and park and other lands and to execute and perform the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon them by this Act: And whereas by the Local Authorities Contributions (Crystal Palace) Act 1913 and the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1913 the authorities therein specified and other authorities were empowered to contribute towards the acquisition [Price Is.] A+- 1 [Ch. V.] Crystal Palace Act, 191 i. [i QE0 m A.D. 1914. of the Crystal Palace and Park and have conditionally agreed to contribute the sums which they are by those Acts respectively authorised to contribute: And whereas certain private persons have made or have agreed to make contributions for the like purpose: And whereas it is expedient to empower the authorities in this Act in that behalf mentioned to contribute towards the purposes of this Act other than the acquisition of the Crystal Palace and Park and to apply to such contributions certain of the provisions of the Local Authorities Contributions (Crystal Palace) Act 1913 as in this Act provided: And whereas it is expedient to confer on the Trustees such powers and to make such other provisions as are in this Act contained: And whereas the objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and 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 as follows: Short title. 1 This Act may be cited as the Crystal Palace Act 1914. Interpreta- 2. Unless the context shall otherwise require in and for tie tion. purposes of this Act the expressions " The Crystal Palace and Park " means and includes certain freehold lands buildings and hereditaments commonly known as the Crystal Palace and Park situate in the metropolitan boroughs of Camberwell and Lewisham in the county of London and the urban districts of Becken-ham and Penge in the county of Kent containing two hundred acres or thereabouts and delineated and coloured red blue and yellow on a plan signed in triplicate by William Arthur Mount Esquire the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Commons to whom the Bill for this Act was referred and the said expression also means and includes all the fixtures fittings furniture statuary works of art machinery plant and all other effects whatsoever in the said palace and park and all buildings and other erections on the said lands; "The signed plan" means the plans so signed as aforesaid; 2 [4 Geo. 5.] Crystal Palace Act, 1914. [Oh. V.] " The palace" means and includes the buildings commonly A.D. 1914. known as the Crystal Palace together with so much of the lands now held in connection therewith as extends down to the lower terrace (including the lower terrace) and delineated and coloured red on the signed plan ; " The park" means and includes the lands now held in connection with the palace below the lower terrace and the lands now let on lease or in hand for the purpose of such letting (being respectively the lands coloured blue and yellow on the signed plan) and any other lands other than the palace which may hereafter be acquired by the Trustees under the provisions of this Act; " Contributing authorities " means the authorities mentioned in the First Part of the Pirst Schedule to this Act and any other county council county borough or borough council or district council who shall either solely or jointly with some other county council county borough or borough council or district council contribute to the purchase of the Crystal Palace and Park or to the other purposes of this Act such a sum as the Trustees may decide shall entitle such contributors to representation on the body of Trustees; " Representative Trustees" means Trustees appointed by contributing authorities; " Nominated Trustees " means the persons mentioned in the Second Part of the Pirst Schedule to this Act and any other person who shall hereafter be co-opted by the Trustees under this Act; and '"' The Trustees " includes the representative Trustees and nominated Trustees for the time being. 3. One of the signed plans shall be deposited in each of Deposit of the following offices namely the Office of the Clerk of the siSned Pkns- Parliaments House of Lords the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and the office of the town clerk of the city of London. 4. There shall be for the execution of the purposes and Constitution powers of this Act a body of Trustees consisting of representatives of the contributing authorities and the persons mentioned in the Second Part of the Pirst Schedule to this Act. A 2 3 [Oh. v.] Crystal Palace Act, 1914. [4 Geo. 5.1 A.D. 1914. 5, The Trustees thus constituted shall be a body corporate Incorpora- by the name of " The Crystal Palace Trustees " with perpetual tion of succession and a common seal and with power to hold land for the purposes of their constitution without any licence in mortmain and to dispose of or deal with land by way of sale lease exchange or mortgage for any purpose not inconsistent with the objects of this Act. Representa- 6.(l) Each of the contributing authorities specified in the tive Trus- -pirat Part of the ;pirst Schedule to this Act who shall have tees. paid the contribution therein set opposite to their name shall be entitled to appoint a representative or representatives on the body of Trustees constituted by this Act not exceeding the number set opposite their name in the said schedule. If any authority solely or twro or more authorities jointly contribute to the purchase of the Crystal Palace and Park or to the other purposes of this Act a sum or sums which alone or together make such a total as the Trustees may decide shall entitle them to representation on the body of Trustees they shall be entitled to appoint a representative or joint representative as the case may be on such body Such appointment shall in the case of a joint representative be made in accordance with such conditions as may be agreed on between the authorities entitled to appoint or as in default of such agreement shall be prescribed by the Trustees. Each contributing authority specified in the Pirst Part of the Eirst Schedule to this Act who shall have paid the contribution therein set opposite to their name shall appoint their first representative or representatives as the case may be within three months after the passing of this Act and any other authority or authorities becoming a contributing authority shall appoint their first representative...

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