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131 Savings.E+W

(1)Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part of this Act or in Part VIII below—

(a)shall authorise the disposal of any land by a local authority in breach of any trust, covenant or agreement which is binding upon them, excluding any trust arising solely by reason of the land being held as public walks or pleasure grounds or in accordance with section 10 of the M1Open Spaces Act 1906; or

(b)shall affect, or empower a local authority to act otherwise than in accordance with, any provision contained in, or in any instrument made under, any of the enactments specified in subsection (2) below and relating to any dealing in land by a local authority or the application of capital money arising from any such dealing.

(2)The enactments referred to in subsection (1)(b) above are—

(a)the M2Technical and Industrial Institutions Act 1892;

(b)the Military Lands Acts 1892 to 1903;

F1(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)the Allotments Acts 1908 to 1950;

(e)the Small Holdings and Allotments Acts 1908 to 1931;

[F2(f)the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979]

(g)section 28 of the M3Land Settlement (Facilities) Act 1919;

F3(h). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F4(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(j)Part III of the M4Agriculture Act 1970; and

F4(jj). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(k)any local Act (including an Act confirming a provisional order).

F5(l). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F6(m)the Housing Act 1985]

(3)Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part of this Act shall affect the operation of [F7[F8section 36 of the Charities Act 1993] (restrictions on disposition of charity land)] and, in particular, none of those provisions shall be treated as giving any such authority for a transaction as is referred to in [F8section 36(9)(a) of that Act] (certain statutorily authorised transactions not to require the sanction of the [F9Charity Commission]).

(4)In this section “local authority” includes a parish meeting and the parish trustees of a parish.

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F8Words in s. 131(3) substituted (1.8.1993) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(1), 99(1), Sch. 6 para. 12(4).

F9Words in s. 131(3) substituted (27.2.2007) by Charities Act 2006 (c. 50), ss. 75, 79, Sch. 8 para. 55; S.I. 2007/309, art. 2 (subject to arts. 4-13)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 131 modified (07.08.1991) by S.I. 1991/1773, art. 8(2), Sch. 2.

S. 131: certain functions transferred (07.08.1991) by S.I. 1991/1773, art. 8, Sch. 2.

S. 131 applied (temp. from 4.5.1995 to 31.3.1996) by S.I. 1995/1042, art. 4(1)

S. 131 extended (with modifications) (19.9.1995) by 1995 c. 25, ss. 65, 125(2), Sch. 8 para. 1(1)(b)(4) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117, Sch. 8 para. 7)

S. 131: power conferred to make provisions about matters of the kind dealt with in this section (1.9.1997) by 1997 c. 50, s. 44(1), Sch. 4(a)(vii); S.I. 1997/1930, art. 2(1)(2)(m)

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