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Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Act 2016

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1Citation

(1)This Act may be cited as the Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Act 2016.

(2)This Act and the 1690 Act may be cited together as the Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Acts 1690 and 2016.

2Interpretation

In this Act—

  • “the 1690 Act” means the Act for the settling of a charity given by Robert Aske Esq. to the company of Haberdashers of London 1690, as having effect at the date on which this Act comes into force;

  • “the Aske Corporation” means the Governors of the Possessions and Revenues of the Hospital at Hoxton of the Foundation of Robert Aske Esquire incorporated by the 1690 Act;

  • the Charity” means Haberdashers' Aske's Charity;

  • the Estates Governor” means the Aske Corporation in its capacity as a charity trustee of the Charity;

  • the Master and Wardens” means the persons who are for the time being the Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers; and

  • the Schemes” means the schemes listed in Schedule 1, as having effect at the date on which this Act comes into force.

3Composition and control of the Aske Corporation

For the avoidance of doubt in construing the 1690 Act, the corporators comprising the Aske Corporation are the Master and Wardens, who are responsible for the control of the Aske Corporation and its property.

4Status of the Aske Corporation

(1)Where this section applies, the Aske Corporation is to be deemed to be a charitable company within the meaning of section 193 of the Charities Act 2011, with the corporators as its directors.

(2)This section applies to the determination of any question of the civil liability of the Estates Governor or any of its corporators.

5Dispositions of land and other property

(1)Nothing in the 1690 Act relating to the holding in perpetuity of land or other property is to be taken as conflicting with, or overriding, any provision of the Schemes or of the general law regarding the disposition of land or other property held in trust for a charity

(2)The 1690 Act is amended as shown in Schedule 2.

6Operation of the Schemes

(1)The Schemes have effect subject to this Act and are to be construed consistently with it.

(2)Any provision of the Schemes that is inconsistent with this Act (and in particular any provision of the Schemes that relates to the personal liability of the corporators of the Charity, however described) ceases to have effect.

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