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Universities and College Estates Act 1964

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1Ecclesiastical Leases Acts.

(1)The Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1571, the Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1572, the Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1575 and the Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1836 shall not have effect in relation to any college in any university.

(2)In this Act" college " includes a hall; and for the purposes of this Act the Cathedral or House of Christ Church in Oxford shall be considered to be a college in the University of Oxford. 2. Removal of restrictions in Universities and College Estates Act 1925.

2Removal of restrictions in Universities and College Estates Act 1925.

(1)This section applies to the following universities and colleges, that is to say—

(a)the universities to which the Universities and College Estates Act 1925 (in this Act referred to as " the Act of 1925 ") applies, and

(b)all colleges in those universities.

(2)In relation to universities and colleges to which this section applies, the Act of 1925 shall have effect subject to the exceptions and modifications specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act (being exceptions and modifications for removing restrictions on the powers of those universities and colleges).

3Capital money.

(1)In relation to universities and colleges to which the last preceding section applies, the Act of 1925 shall have effect subject to the further exceptions and modifications specified in Part II of Schedule 1 to this Act (being exceptions and modifications relating to the receipt and application of capital money).

(2)Where at the commencement of this Act any capital money belonging to a university or college to which the last preceding section applies is held by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, that Minister shall pay or transfer it to that university or college, or to a person designated for the purpose by that university or college.

(3)Any capital money which in pursuance of the last preceding subsection is paid or transferred to a university or college, or to a person designated by a university or college, shall be held by that university or college, or by that person, as the case may be, on the like trusts (if any) and subject to the like provisions (whether having effect by virtue of an enactment or otherwise) as the capital money so paid or transferred would have been subject to if it had continued to be held as mentioned in the last preceding subsection.

(4)Any stamp duty payable on, or other expenses of or incidental to, the payment or transfer of any capital money in pursuance of this section shall be paid by the university or college to whom the capital money belongs.

(5)The provisions of Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with respect to sinking funds.

(6)In this section " capital money" includes any property representing capital money, and " property " includes any investment, any estate or interest in real or personal property, any negotiable instrument, debt or other chose in action and any other right or interest whether in possession or not; and for the purposes of this section capital money shall be taken to belong to a university or college if it is held on behalf of that university or college, whether for the general purposes thereof or for any special endowment or other special purpose connected with that university or college.

4Amendment and repeal of enactments.

(1)The enactments specified in Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in that Schedule (being minor amendments or amendments consequential upon the preceding provisions of this Act).

(2)The enactments specified in Schedule 4 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in relation thereto in the third column of that Schedule.

5Short title, citation, extent and commencement.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Universities and College Estates Act 1964 ; and the Universities and College Estates Act 1925 and this Act may be cited together as the Universities and College Estates Acts 1925 and 1964.

(2)This Act shall not extend to Scotland or to Northern Ireland.

(3)In so far as any enactment contained in this Act, or amended or modified by this Act, is capable of applying, as part of the law of England and Wales, to land in Scotland or in Northern Ireland, the last preceding subsection shall not affect the operation of that enactment, as part of that law, in relation to any such land.

(4)This Act shall come into operation at the end of the period of one month beginning with the day on which it is passed.

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