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Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979

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20 Provision of facilities for the public in connection with ancient monuments.E+W+S

(1)The Secretary of State [F1and the Commission] and any local authority may provide such facilities and information or other services for the public [F2for or in connection with affording public access]

(a)[F3to] [F3in or on] any monument under their ownership or guardianship by virtue of this Act; or

(b)(in the case of the Secretary of State) [F4to] [F4in or on] any monument otherwise under his control or management;

as appear to them to be necessary or desirable.

(2)[F5Facilities and information or other services for the public may be provided under this section in or on the monument itself or on any land associated with the monument.]

[F5In subsection (1), references to a monument include references to any land associated with the monument.

(2A)The facilities and services which may be provided for the public under this section include—

(a)facilities and information or other services for or in connection with affording public access to the monument, and

(b)facilities for the sale of goods and the provision of other services.]

(3)The Secretary of State [F6and the Commission] and any local authority shall have power to make such charges as they may from time to time determine for the use of any facility or service provided by them for the public under this section.

Textual Amendments

F5S. 20(2)(2A) substituted for s. 20(2) (S.) (30.6.2011) by Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 3), ss. 8(b), 33(2); S.S.I. 2011/174, art. 2, Sch.

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C1S. 20 functions made exercisable concurrently (E.W.) (with effect in accordance with art. 25(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/1777), arts. 1, 25(2)(xxvii) (with art. 35)

C2S. 20 functions made exercisable concurrently (with effect in accordance with art. 25(1) of the amending S.I.) by The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/1778), arts. 2, 25(1), 25(1), 25(2)(xxvii) (with art. 35)

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