Welsh Development Agency Act 1975

  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Welsh development.

  3. 2. Constitution and status.

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  5. 4. Ancillary powers.

  6. 5. Assistance to Assembly from public authorities and other persons.

  7. 6. Power to form committees.

  8. 7. Dissolution of Welsh Industrial Estates Corporation.

  9. 8. Transfer to Agency of land held under Local Employment Act 1972.

  10. 9. Provision of sites and premises for industry.

  11. 10. Services etc. for development of industry.

  12. 10A. Financial assistance for regeneration and development.

  13. 11. Application of Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to Agency premises.

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  15. 13. Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board.

  16. 14. Transfer of Publicly-owned property to Agency.

  17. 15. The environment.

  18. 16. Derelict land.

  19. 17. Financial duties of the Agency.

  20. 18.Borrowing and guarantees

  21. 19. The Agency and the media.

  22. 20. Other limits on Agency’s powers.

  23. 21. Expenses.

  24. 21A. Powers of land acquisition.

  25. 21B. Disposal of land.

  26. 21C. Powers to advise on land matters.

  27. 22. Acquisition disposal and appropriation of land.

  28. 23. Powers of entry.

  29. 24. Power to obtain information.

  30. 25. Service of documents.

  31. 26. Crown land.

  32. 27. Interpretation.

  33. 28. Orders and regulations.

  34. 29. Citation etc.

  35. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Appointment and tenure of members of the Agency and of committees

        1. 1.It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State—...

        2. 2.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a person...

        3. 3.A person may at any time resign his office as...

        4. 4.Where a member becomes or ceases to be the chairman...

        5. 5.If the chairman or deputy chairman ceases to be a...

        6. 6.(1) If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a...

        7. 7.A person who ceases to be a member, or ceases...

      2. Staff

        1. 8.Subject to section 2(4) and (5) above, the staff of...

      3. Remuneration etc.

        1. 9.The Agency shall pay to each of their members and...

        2. 10.The Agency shall make such provision as may be determined...

        3. 11.Where a person ceases to be a member of the...

        4. 12.(1) The Agency may, in the case of such of...

      4. Disqualification of members of the Agency for House of Commons

        1. 13.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

      5. Proceedings

        1. 14.Subject to paragraph 15 below and to any direction under...

        2. 15.(1) A member of the Agency or of any such...

        3. 16.The validity of any proceedings of the Agency or a...

      6. Incorporation of Agency and execution of instruments and contracts

        1. 17.The Agency shall be a body corporate.

        2. 18.The fixing of the common seal shall be authenticated by...

        3. 19.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

        4. 19A.(1) A certificate signed by the chief executive of the...

        5. 19B.A person dealing with the Agency, or with a person...

      7. Stamp duty

        1. 20.(1) Stamp duty shall not be chargeable on any instrument...

      8. Circulars

        1. 21.Section 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000...

      9. Acquisition of holdings of minority shareholders

        1. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. Transfer of Staff

        1. 1.In the case of any person to be employed by...

      2. Compensation for members or staff of the Corporation

        1. 2.The Secretary of State may, out of money provided by...

        2. 3.The Secretary of State shall by regulations require the Agency...

        3. 4.Different regulations may be made under paragraph 3 above in...

        4. 5.Regulations under paragraph 3 above— (a) may prescribe the procedure...

        5. 6.The power to make regulations conferred by paragraph 3 above...

      3. Continuity of employment

        1. 7.For the purposes of— the Employment Rights Act 1996, there...

      4. Consequential repeals

        1. 8.In section 10(1) of the Local Employment Act 1972 the...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Borrowing and guarantees

      1. Financing of the Agency by Government

        1. 1.(1) In respect of the exercise of the functions of...

        2. 2.The Secretary of State may, out of money provided by...

      2. Borrowing Powers

        1. (3).For the purpose of exercising its functions under this Act,...

      3. Government loans to the Agency

        1. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may, with the approval of...

      4. Borrowing by wholly owned subsidiaries

        1. (5).It is the duty of the Assembly to secure that...

      5. Guarantees

        1. 6.(1) The Treasury may guarantee, in such manner and on...

      6. The Agency’s Capital Debt

        1. 7.(1) Upon any acquisition to which this paragraph applies, the...

      7. Accounts of the Agency, etc.

        1. 8.(1) The Agency shall keep proper accounts and proper records...

      8. Annual report

        1. 9.(1) It shall be the duty of the Agency to...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Acquisition of land

      1. Part I Compulsory acquisition

        1. 1.  (1) The Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (referred to...

        2. 1A.  (1) Where a compulsory purchase order is prepared in...

        3. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where a compulsory purchase order of...

        4. 3.(1) Where a compulsory purchase order is made by the...

        5. 3A.For the purposes of paragraphs 1A and 3 above, each...

      2. Part II Acquisition by agreement

        1. 4.The provisions of Part I of the Compulsory Purchase Act...

      3. Part III “CleansingProvisions

        1. Extinguishment of rights over land compulsorily acquired

          1. 5.(1) On the completion by the Assembly of a compulsory...

        2. Power to override easements and other rights

          1. 6.(1) The erection, construction or carrying out, or maintenance, of...

        3. Use and development of consecrated land and burial grounds

          1. 7.(1) Any consecrated land (whether or not including a building)...

        4. Use and development of land for open spaces

          1. 8.(1) Any land which— (a) is, or forms part of,...

        5. Paragraphs 6 to 8: supplementary

          1. 9.In construing the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 in relation to...

          2. 10.(1) Nothing in paragraph 7 or 8 above authorises any...

        6. Extinguishment of rights of way, and rights as to apparatus, of statutory undertakers

          1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where any land has been acquired...

        7. Orders under paragraph 11

          1. 12.(1) Before making an order under sub-paragraph (4A) or (5)...

        8. Notice for same purposes as paragraph 11 but given by statutory undertakers to Assembly

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies where any land has been acquired...

      4. Part IV Other provisions

        1. Rights of entry

          1. 14.(1) Any person duly authorised in writing by the Assembly...

          2. 15.(1) A person authorised under paragraph 14 above to enter...

        2. Displacement of legislation preventing possession

          1. 16.If the Assembly, in relation to a house in Wales,...

        3. Register of land holdings

          1. 17.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for...

        4. Information

          1. 18.(1) Where, with a view to performing any function of...

          2. 19.(1) The council of every county and county borough in...

        5. Regulations as to form of documents

          1. 20.  (1) The Assembly may make regulations for prescribing the...

        6. Local inquiries

          1. 21.Section 250 of the Local Government Act 1972 (costs of...

        7. Crown land

          1. 22.(1) A private interest in land may be acquired compulsorily...

        8. Offences by corporations

          1. 23.(1) Where an offence under this Schedule which has been...