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Whitehaven Harbour Act 2007

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Whitehaven Harbour Act 2007

2007 CHAPTER i

An Act to transfer to Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners all rights, properties, assets and obligations of W3M Charitable Foundation, Whitehaven Development Company Limited and W3M (Trading) Limited; to dissolve those companies; and for other purposes.

[19th July 2007]

WHEREAS—

(1)

By the Whitehaven Town and Harbour (Incorporation) Act 1885 (c. cxxv), trustees of the town and harbour of Whitehaven (hereinafter called “the trustees”) were incorporated with power to carry on and improve the harbour undertaking:

(2)

By Royal Charter, dated 11th July 1894, the town and harbour of Whitehaven within the limits specified in the said Charter was created a municipal borough:

(3)

By a scheme prepared in connection with the grant of the said Royal Charter and duly confirmed on 27th June 1894, the trustees were abolished and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners were established as a body corporate separate from the trustees and all the property that had previously been vested in the trustees for harbour purposes was transferred to the Commissioners:

(4)

By the Whitehaven Town and Harbour Acts and Orders 1708 to 2002, powers and authorities have been conferred on the Commissioners and their predecessors for the improvement of the harbour of Whitehaven:

(5)

W3M Charitable Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and established according to the laws of England whose objects include the promotion for the benefit of the public in England and Wales and in particular in the county of Cumbria of any charitable purpose including the provision of public facilities involving docks, ports and harbours:

(6)

Whitehaven Development Company Limited and W3M (Trading) Limited are both wholly owned subsidiaries of W3M Charitable Foundation:

(7)

The Whitehaven companies have carried out a number of projects involving the regeneration of Whitehaven harbour and its environs:

(8)

It would be of public and local advantage to transfer the undertakings of the Whitehaven companies to the Commissioners and thereupon to dissolve the Whitehaven companies:

(9)

It is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted:

(10)

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 Queen’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:—

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