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Forestry Act 1967

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Schedule 1The Forestry Commission and its Staff

Part IAdministration

The Commissioners

1The Commissioners may for all purposes be described by the name of "The Forestry Commissioners".

2(1)Each Forestry Commissioner shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his warrant of appointment, and one who vacates office shall be eligible for reappointment.

(2)There shall be paid to such Forestry Commissioners as may be determined by the Ministers, with the approval of the Treasury, such salaries or other emoluments as may be so determined.

3The Commissioners may act by three of their number and notwithstanding a vacancy in their number, and may regulate their own procedure.

4(1)The Commissioners shall have an official seal, which shall be officially and judicially noticed.

(2)The seal shall be authenticated by a Forestry Commissioner, or by the secretary to the Commissioners, or by some person authorised by the Commissioners to act on behalf of the secretary.

5(1)Every document purporting to be an order or other instrument issued by the Commissioners and to be sealed with the seal of the Commissioners authenticated in manner provided by paragraph 4(2) above, or to be signed by the secretary to the Commissioners or any person authorised by the Commissioners to act on behalf of the secretary, shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such order or instrument without further proof, unless the contrary is shown.

(2)The Documentary Evidence Act 1868, as amended by the Documentary Evidence Act 1882, shall apply to the Commissioners as though the Commissioners were included in the first column of the Schedule to the said Act of 1868, and the chairman or any other Commissioner, or the secretary, or any person authorised to act on behalf of the secretary, were mentioned in the second column of that Schedule, and as if the regulations referred to in those Acts included any document issued by the Commissioners.

Staff

6(1)The Commissioners may, subject to such limit as to number as the Treasury may determine, appoint and employ such officers and servants for the purposes of this Act as the Commissioners think necessary, and may remove any officer or servant so appointed or employed.

(2)There shall be paid to officers and servants appointed or employed by the Commissioners such salaries or remuneration as the Ministers may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

Committees appointed under section 2(3)

7(1)An order of the Commissioners under section 2(3) of this Act appointing a committee shall make provision as to the constitution (including the terms of office of members), quorum and procedure of the committee.

(2)There shall be paid out of the Forestry Fund to the members of any committee appointed under section 2(3) who are not Forestry Commissioners or officers of the Commissioners such travelling and other allowances as the Ministers may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

Supplementary

8The functions of the Ministers under this Part of this Schedule shall be exercised by them jointly, except in so far as they make arrangements that this paragraph shall not apply.

Part IISuperannuation of Forestry Commissioners and Commission Staff

9(1)This paragraph applies to Forestry Commissioners and to such officers employed by the Commissioners as may be from time to time determined by the Ministers with the approval of the Treasury.

(2)Subject to the following provisions, there may be granted to or in respect of persons to whom this paragraph applies the same superannuation benefits as can be granted in respect of persons in the civil service under the civil service superannuation code and in particular, but without prejudice to the foregoing.—

(a)the benefits which may be so granted include contributory pensions for widows, widowers, children and dependants corresponding to those payable under Parts III and IV of the Superannuation Act 1965 ; and

(b)the relevant provisions of that Act, and also section 384 of the Income Tax Act 1952 (contributions not to qualify for tax relief) shall have effect accordingly with respect to persons to whom this paragraph applies as they have effect with respect to persons in the civil service.

(3)Superannuation benefits under this paragraph shall be paid out of the Forestry Fund.

(4)In this Part of this Schedule—

  • " the civil service superannuation code " means the enactments, rules, regulations and warrants for the time being in force in relation to the superannuation of persons in the civil service; and

  • " superannuation benefits" includes a superannuation allowance, additional allowance, annual allowance, retiring allowance, compensation allowance, gratuity, pension, compensation and annuity.

10(1)The Ministers may with the approval of the Treasury, make schemes to supplement or replace (either as a whole or in part) paragraph 9(2) above, being schemes for the grant of superannuation and other allowances and gratuities to or for the benefit of persons to whom paragraph 9 applies ; and, without prejudice to the foregoing.—

(a)the superannuation benefits to be granted in accordance with the scheme may include those which may be granted under the said paragraph 9(2), subject to the provisions of that sub-paragraph in the case of contributory pensions; and

(b)on the coming into force of a scheme made under this paragraph, paragraph 9(2) shall, to the extent that the scheme makes any provision different therefrom, cease to have effect.

(2)Superannuation benefits under a scheme made by virtue of this paragraph shall be paid out of the Forestry Fund.

(3)Section 52(2) of the Superannuation Act 1949 (which enables certain superannuation schemes to have retrospective effect) applies to a scheme made under this paragraph.

11(1)This paragraph applies to a person who—

(a)is appointed to the office of Forestry Commissioner with a salary, having been at the time of his appointment—

(i)the holder of an office in the civil service which entitled him to superannuation under the civil service superannuation code; or

(ii)an officer employed by the Commissioners and within the application of the Forestry Superannuation Scheme 1940, or paragraph 9(2) above, or a scheme made under paragraph 10; and

(b)retires from the office of Forestry Commissioner on the expiration of his term of office while under the age of sixty, without renewal of public employment, and is not entitled to any pension under paragraph 9(2) above or a scheme made under paragraph 10.

(2)A person to whom this paragraph applies shall, on his retirement from the office of Forestry Commissioner, be entitled to the same superannuation benefits as if he had continued in the same office and at the same rate of salary and emoluments as at the time when he was appointed to be a Forestry Commissioner, and had retired therefrom on the ground of ill-health at the time when he retired from the office of Forestry Commissioner, subject nevertheless to the conditions which would in that case have been applicable with respect to the grant of superannuation benefits to or in respect of him.

(3)In the case of a person to whom this paragraph applies, the power—

(a)of the Treasury, as respects one who has held an office in the civil service, and

(b)of the Ministers, as respects one who has been an officer employed by the Commissioners,

shall include power to grant to or in respect of that person the like superannuation benefits as could be granted to or in respect of a person in the civil service.

(4)The Treasury may determine that the whole or any part of the superannuation benefits payable to or in respect of a person by virtue of this paragraph shall be paid out of the Forestry Fund.

12Where on the death of a person to whom paragraph 9 above applies any sum not exceeding £500 is due to that person or his legal personal representative in respect of salary, wages or superannuation benefits, then, subject to any regulations made by the Treasury, probate or other proof of the title of the legal personal representatives may be dispensed with, and the said sum may be paid or distributed to or among the persons appearing to the Commissioners to be beneficially entitled to the personal estate of the deceased person, or to or among any one or more of those persons, or, in the case of the illegitimacy of the deceased person or any of his children, to or among such persons as the Commissioners may think fit, and the Commissioners or other person responsible for the payment of any such sum shall be discharged from all liability in respect of any such payment or distribution.

13The functions of the Ministers under this Part of this Schedule shall be exercisable by them jointly, except in so far as they make arrangements that this paragraph shall not apply.

Schedule 2Conveyancing and Other Provisions connected with Forestry Dedication

England and Wales

1(1)In the case of settled land in England or Wales, the tenant for life may enter into a forestry dedication covenant relating to the land or any part thereof either for consideration or gratuitously.

(2)The Settled Land Act 1925 shall apply as if the power conferred by sub-paragraph (1) above had been conferred by that Act; and for the purposes of section 72 of that Act (which relates to the mode of giving effect to a disposition by a tenant for life and to the operation thereof), and of any other relevant statutory provision applying to England or Wales, entering into a forestry dedication convenant shall be treated as a disposition.

(3)The foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall be construed as one with the Settled Land Act 1925.

(4)Section 28 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (which confers-the powers of a tenant for life on trustees for sale) shall apply as if the power of a tenant for life under sub-paragraph (1) above had been conferred by the Settled Land Act 1925.

2A university or college to which the Universities and Colleges Estates Act 1925 applies may enter into a forestry dedication covenant relating to any land belonging to it in England or Wales either for consideration or gratuitously, and that Act shall apply as if the power conferred by this paragraph had been conferred by that Act.

3In the case of glebe land or other land belonging to an ecclesiastical benefice, the incumbent of the benefice and, in the case of land which is part of the endowment of any other ecclesiastical corporation, the corporation may with the consent of the Church Commissioners enter into a forestry dedication covenant relating to the land either for consideration or gratuitously, and the Ecclesiastical Leasing Acts shall apply as if the power conferred by this paragraph had been conferred by those Acts, except that the consent of the patron of an ecclesiastical benefice shall not be requisite.

Scotland

4(1)In the case of land in Scotland, any person being—

(a)the liferenter, or

(b)the heir of entail,

in possession of the land shall have power to enter into forestry dedication agreements relating to the land or any part thereof.

(2)The Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921 shall have effect as if among the powers conferred on trustees by section 4 thereof (which relates to the general powers of trustees) there were included a power to enter into forestry dedication agreements relating to the trust estate or any part thereof.

Schedule 3Proceedings under Town and Country Planning Acts in relation to Tree Preservation Orders

1Provisions of section 15 of this Act requiring an application for a felling licence to be dealt with under the Town and Country Planning Acts shall be construed in accordance with this Schedule.

2Where under section 15(2)(a) an application, on being referred to the Minister, falls to be dealt with under the said Acts, the' following shall apply:—

(a)if the tree preservation order applies section 22 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1962, or the corresponding provision of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947 replaced thereby, or (for Scotland) section 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947, the provisions of the order and any provisions of the said Acts relating to the order shall apply as if the application—

(i)had been one made under the order for the felling of the trees ; and

(ii)had been referred to the Minister in pursuance of the said section as so applied ;

(b)if the order contains no such provisions as aforesaid it shall have effect for the purposes of this paragraph as if the said section 22 or (for Scotland) the said section 13 were incorporated therein subject to such modifications as the Minister may direct.

3Where under section 15(3)(a) of this Act an application, on being referred to an authority who have made a tree preservation order, falls to be dealt with under the Town and Country Planning Acts, the provisions of the order and any provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1962 or (for Scotland) the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947 relating to the order shall apply as if the application were an application made to the said authority for consent for the felling of the trees to which the application for a felling licence relates.

4In this Schedule " the Minister ", in relation to England, means the Minister of Housing and Local Government and not the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Schedule 4Procedure for Acquisition of Land under s. 39 by Agreement

England and Wales

1(1)For the purpose of any acquisition by the Minister of land in England or Wales, where the acquisition is by agreement, Part I of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 shall apply in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.

(2)In the said Part I as so applied—

(a)" the acquiring authority " means the Minister ;

(b)" the special Act" means section 39 of this Act; and

(c)for references to land subject to compulsory purchase there shall be substituted references to land which may be acquired by agreement under the said section 39.

(3)In relation to the acquisition of land by agreement under section 39, Part I of the said Act of 1965 shall be modified as follows:—

(a)sections 4 to 8, 10, 27 and 31 shall not apply;

(b)section 30(3) shall not apply, but notices required to be served by the Minister under any provision of the said Act of 1965 as applied by this paragraph may, notwithstanding anything in section 30(1) of that Act, be served and addressed in the manner specified in section 30 of this Act

Scotland

2(1)For the purpose of any acquisition by the Minister of land in Scotland, where the acquisition is by agreement, the Lands. Clauses Acts, except the following enactments in the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845, that is to say—

sections 120 to 125,

section 127, and

sections 142 and 143,

are hereby incorporated with section 39 of this Act, subject to the following sub-paragraphs.

(2)In construing the Lands Clauses Acts as incorporated by this paragraph, section 39 of this Act shall be deemed to be the special Act, and references to the promoters of the undertaking shall be construed as references to the Minister.

(3)Notices required to be served by the Minister under any provision of the Lands Clauses Acts as incorporated by this paragraph may, notwithstanding anything in section 18 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845, be served and addressed in the manner specified in section 30 of this Act.

Schedule 5Compulsory Purchase

Part IProcedure for making Compulsory Purchase Orders

1A compulsory purchase order shall describe by reference to a map the land to which it applies.

2(1)Before making a compulsory purchase order, the Minister shall—

(a)publish in one or more newspapers circulating in the locality in which the land to which the order relates is situated a notice stating that a compulsory purchase order is proposed to be made ; and

(b)serve a copy of the notice in such manner as he thinks fit on every owner, lessee and occupier (except tenants for a month or less period than a month) of any land to which the order relates.

(2)Section 30 of this Act applies to the service of a notice under sub-paragraph (1)(b) above as it applies to the service of documents under Part II of this Act.

(3)A notice under sub-paragraph (1) above shall—

(a)describe the land,

(b)name the place where a copy of a draft of the compulsory purchase order and of the map referred to therein may be seen at all reasonable hours, and

(c)specify the time (not less than twenty-eight days from the date of the publication of the notice) within which, and the manner in which, objections to the order may be made.

3(1)If no objection is duly made by any of the persons on whom notices are required to be served, or by any other person -appearing to the Minister to be affected, or if all objections so made are withdrawn, the Minister may, if he thinks fit (but subject to sub-paragraph (3) below), make the order, either with or without modifications.

(2)In any other case the Minister shall, before making the order, cause a local inquiry to be held and shall consider any objections not withdrawn and the report of the person who held the inquiry, and may then, if he thinks fit (but subject to sub-paragraph (3) below), make the order, either with or without modifications.

(3)An order made by the Minister with modifications shall not, unless all persons interested consent, authorise him to purchase compulsorily any land which the order would not have authorised him so to purchase if it had been made without modifications.

4Subject to paragraph 5 below, where objection to a compulsory purchase order is duly made by a person mentioned in paragraph 3(1) above and is not withdrawn before the order is made, the order shall be subject to special parliamentary procedure and the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Acts 1945 and 1965 shall have effect accordingly.

5If an objection appears to the Minister to relate exclusively to matters which can be dealt with by the tribunal by whom the compensation for the compulsory purchase would be assessed, the Minister may disregard the objection for the purposes of paragraph 3 above, and may (whether he disregards it for those purposes or not) direct that it shall be disregarded for the purposes of paragraph 4 above.

6An inquiry in relation to a compulsory purchase order affecting land in Scotland, being an order which becomes subject to special parliamentary procedure, shall, if the Minister so directs, be held by Commissioners under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 ; and, where any direction has been so given.—

(a)it shall be deemed to have been given under section 2, as read with section 10, of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945;

(b)the provisions of section 2(1) of that Act with regard to advertisement of notice shall be deemed to have been complied with.

Part IIValidity and Operation of Compulsory Purchase Orders

7(1)So soon as may be after a compulsory purchase order has been made by the Minister, he shall—

(a)publish in one or more newspapers circulating in the locality in which the land to which the order relates is situated a notice stating that the order has been made and naming a place where a copy of the order and of the map referred to therein may be seen at all reasonable hours ; and

(b)serve a like notice on every person who made an objection to the order.

(2)Section 30 of this Act applies to the service of a notice under' sub-paragraph (1)(b) above as it applies to the service of documents under Part II of this Act.

(3)Where the order is subject to special parliamentary procedure," the notice to be published and served by the Minister under sub-paragraph (1) above shall contain a statement that the order is to be laid before Parliament under the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Acts 1945 and 1965.

8(1)Except where the order is confirmed by Act, if a person aggrieved by the order desires to question its validity on the ground that it is not within the powers of this Act or that any requirement of this Act has not been complied with, he may—

(a)in the case of an order to which the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Acts 1945 and 1965 apply, within a period of six weeks after the date on which the order becomes operative under those Acts; and

(b)in any other case, within a period of six weeks after the first publication of the notice of the order,

make an application for that purpose to the court.

(2)Where any such application is duly made, the court—

(a)may by interim order suspend the operation of the compulsory purchase order, either generally or in so far as it affects any property of the applicant, until the final determination of the proceedings; and

(b)if satisfied upon the hearing of the application that the order is not within the powers of this Act, or that the interests of the applicant have been substantially prejudiced by any requirement of this Act not having been complied with, may quash the order, either generally or in so far as it affects any property of the applicant.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • " confirmed by Act" means confirmed by Act of Parliament under section 6 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945 or (in relation to Scotland) that section and section 2(4) of the Act as read with section 10 thereof; and

  • "the court" means, in relation to England and Wales, the High Court and, in relation to Scotland, the Court of Session.

9Subject to the foregoing provisions, the order shall not be questioned by prohibition or certiorari or in any legal proceedings whatsoever either before or after the order is made.

10The order, except where the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Acts 1945 and 1965 apply to it, shall become operative at the expiration of six weeks from the date on which notice of it is first published in accordance with the provisions of this Part of this Schedule.

Part IIIProcedure for Acquisition of Land by Compulsory Purchase

England and Wales

11(1)For the purpose of any acquisition by the Minister of land in England or Wales, where the acquisition is by compulsory purchase, Part I of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 shall apply subject to and in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.

(2)In the said Part I as so applied—

(a)" the acquiring authority " means the Minister, and

(b)" the special Act" means section 39 of this Act and the compulsory purchase order under section 40.

(3)In relation to compulsory purchase under this Act, Part I of the said Act of 1965 shall be modified as follows:—

(a)section 8(1) (provisions as to divided land) shall not apply, but no person shall at any time be required to sell or convey a part only of a house, or other building or manufactory, if that person is willing and able to convey the whole ;

(b)in section 11 (power of entry after notice to treat), subsection (1) shall not apply and subsection (2) shall apply with the omission of the word " also " ;

(c)section 27 (liability of acquiring authority to make good deficiency in rates) shall not apply;

(d)in section 30 (method of serving notices), subsection (3) shall not apply, but notices required to be served by the Minister under any provision of the said Act of 1965 as applied by this paragraph may, notwithstanding anything in section 30(1) of that Act, be served and addressed in the manner specified in section 30 of this Act; and

(e)section 31 (ecclesiastical property) shall not apply.

(4)Where land compulsorily purchased is glebe land or other land belonging to an ecclesiastical benefice, sums agreed upon or awarded for the purchase of the land, or to be paid by way of compensation for damage sustained by reason of severance or injury affecting the land shall not be paid as directed by the said Act of 1965 but shall be paid to the Church Commissioners to be applied by them as money paid to them upon a sale under the provisions of the Ecclesiastical Leasing Acts of land belonging to a benefice.

12As regards land in England or Wales, a compulsory purchase order under this Act may provide that section 77 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, and sections 78 to 85 of that Act as originally enacted and not as amended for certain purposes by section 15 of the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1923, shall be incorporated with section 39 of this Act, subject to such adaptations and modifications as may be specified in the order.

Scotland

13(1)For the purpose of any acquisition by the Minister of land in Scotland, where the acquisition is by compulsory purchase, the-Lands Clauses Acts, except the following enactments in the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845, that is to saysections 120 to 125,

section 127, and

sections 142 and 143,

are hereby incorporated with section 39 of this Act, subject to the modifications and adaptations specified in the following two sub-paragraphs.

(2)In construing the Lands Clauses Acts as incorporated by this paragraph, section 39 of this Act and the compulsory purchase order under section 40 shall be deemed to be the special Act, and references to the promoters of the undertaking shall be construed as references to the Minister.

(3)Notices required to be served by the Minister under any provision of the Lands Clauses Acts as incorporated by this paragraph may, notwithstanding anything in section 18 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845, be served and addressed in the manner specified in section 30 of this Act.

(4)For the purposes of section 116 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845 (which provides that powers of compulsory purchase shall not be exercised after the expiration of the prescribed period) the prescribed period shall be three years from the coming into operation of the compulsory purchase order.

14As regards land in Scotland, a compulsory purchase order under this Act may provide that section 70 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845, and sections 71 to 78 of that Act as originally enacted and not as amended for certain purposes by section 15 of the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1923, shall be incorporated with section 39 of this Act, subject to such adaptations and modifications as may be specified in the order.

Schedule 6Transitional Provisions

1(1)In so far as any appointment, order, regulation, byelaw, application, claim for compensation or reference made, or notice or directions given, or other thing done under an enactment repealed by this Act could have been made, given or done under a corresponding provision of this Act, it shall not be invalidated by the repeal but shall have effect as if made, given or done under that corresponding provision.

(2)Anything begun under an enactment repealed by this Act may be continued under this Act as if begun thereunder.

(3)Any reference in this Act to things done, suffered or occurring in the past shall, so far as the context requires for the purpose of continuity of operation between an enactment repealed by this Act and the corresponding enactment in this Act, be construed as including a reference to things done, suffered or occurring before the commencement of this Act.

(4)So much of any document as refers expressly or by implication to any enactment repealed by this Act shall, if and so far as the context permits, be construed as referring to this Act or the corresponding enactment therein.

(5)The generality of sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) above shall not be prejudiced by anything in the subsequent provisions of this Schedule.

2For the purposes of section 16(4) of this Act, any such anniversary of an application as is there referred to shall, in the case of an application made before the commencement of this Act and having effect as if made under this Act, be taken as falling on the date on which it would have fallen if this Act had not been passed.

3A notice given by the Commissioners under section 11(1) of the Forestry Act 1951 and having effect as if given under section 24 of this Act shall, in a case where the notice was by virtue of section 11(4) of that Act inoperative immediately before the commencement of this Act, remain inoperative under section 25(2) of this Act for as long as, and no longer than, it would have so remained but for the passing of this Act.

4(1)References in this Act to land acquired by the Minister thereunder shall include references to land which, immediately before the commencement of this Act, was vested in that Minister having been acquired by him or any predecessor of his under section 4 of the Forestry Act 1945, or vested by that section in the appropriate Minister for the purposes of that Act or transferred to the Minister by the operation of Article 9(1) of the Secretary of State for Wales and Minister of Land and Natural Resources Order 1965 (which Order transferred functions of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under the Forestry Acts 1919 to 1951 partly to the Minister of Land and Natural Resources and partly to the Secretary of State for Wales) or of Article 2 of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources (Dissolution) Order 1967 (which dissolved the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources and transferred its principal functions under the said Acts to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food).

(2)For the purposes of this Act, any land which was immediately before the commencement of this Act for the time being placed or deemed to have been placed at the disposal of the Commissioners under the Forestry Act 1945 shall be treated as continuing after that commencement to be so placed by virtue of section 39(1) of this Act, without prejudice to the power of the Minister to make any other disposition with regard to that land.

5The references to the Forestry Commissioners in section 48 of the Settled Land Act 1925 (which contains regulations respecting forestry leases) and in the definition of " forestry lease " in section 117 of that Act shall be construed as references to the Minister, and the reference in the said definition to the Forestry Act 1919 shall be construed as a reference to this Act.

6Any power under any enactment to amend or repeal an enactment repealed by this Act includes power to amend or repeal the corresponding provision of this Act.

Schedule 7Repeals and Savings

Part IRepeals

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
52 & 53 Vict. c. 30.The Board of Agriculture Act 1889.

In section 2(2) and (3), the words " and forestry" and " or forestry ", wherever occurring.

In section 4, the words " or

3 Edw. 7. c. 31.The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1903.forestry ". In section 1(3) the words "or forestry ".
1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 49.The Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911.In section 4(2), (3) and (4), the word " forestry", wherever occurring.
9 & 10 Geo. 5. c. 58.The Forestry Act 1919.The whole Act except so much of section 3(2) as transfers to the Commissioners the power of making orders under the Destructive Insects and Pests Acts 1877 to 1927.
13 & 14 Geo. 5. c. 21.The Forestry (Transfer of Woods) Act 1923.The whole Act.
17 Geo. 5. c. 6,The Forestry Act 1927.The whole Act.
1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 13.The Superannuation (Various Services) Act 1938.The entries in all three columns of the Schedule relating to the Forestry (Transfer of Woods) Act 1923 and the Forestry Act 1945.
8 & 9 Geo. 6. c. 35.The Forestry Act 1945.The whole Act.
10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 21.The Forestry Act 1947.The whole Act.
12 & 13 Geo. 6. c. 44.The Superannuation Act 1949.Section 52(1), so far as applying to the superannuation of Forestry Commissioners and officers employed by the Commissioners.
14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 61.The Forestry Act 1951.The whole Act.
9 & 10 Eliz. 2. c. 55.The Crown Estate Act 1961.Section 8(1).
10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 38.The Town and Country Planning Act 1962.In section 29(8), paragraph (a).
1963 c. 23.The Forestry (Sale of Land) (Scotland) Act 1963.The whole Act.
1964 c. 83.The New Forest Act 1964.Section 13.

Part IISavings

1The repeal of section 2 of the Forestry (Transfer of Woods) Act 1923 shall not affect any rights or liabilities of the Commissioners transferred to them under that section, in so far as any such rights and liabilities continued to subsist immediately before the commencement of this Act.

2The repeal of section 4(5) of the Forestry Act 1945 shall not be taken as affecting the Minister's obligation to hold land subject to any terms and conditions applicable by virtue of that subsection, so far as any obligation arising under that subsection continued to subsist immediately before the commencement of this Act; nor shall the said repeal alter the construction of any conveyance, lease or other instrument for whose construction the subsection had effect immediately before the said commencement.

3The repeal of sections 1 to 4 of the Forestry Act 1947 shall not affect the application of any of those sections, or any part of them, for the purposes of—

the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949,

the Highways (Provision of Cattle Grids) Act 1950, or

the Highways Act 1959.

4Notwithstanding the repeal of section 8(1) of the Crown Estate Act 1961, the powers of the Minister over land transferred as mentioned in that subsection shall not be subject to any restrictions which may have applied to the land as being part of the Royal forests, parks and chases or any of them.

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