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10 Rewards.E+W+N.I.

(1)This section applies if treasure—

(a)has vested in the Crown under section 4; and

(b)is to be transferred to a museum.

(2)The Secretary of State must determine whether a reward is to be paid by the museum before the transfer.

(3)If the Secretary of State determines that a reward is to be paid, he must also determine, in whatever way he thinks fit—

(a)the treasure’s market value;

(b)the amount of the reward;

(c)to whom the reward is to be payable; and

(d)if it is to be payable to more than one person, how much each is to receive.

(4)The total reward must not exceed the treasure’s market value.

(5)The reward may be payable to—

(a)the finder or any other person involved in the find;

(b)the occupier of the land at the time of the find;

(c)any person who had an interest in the land at that time, or has had such an interest at any time since then.

(6)Payment of the reward is not enforceable against a museum or the Secretary of State.

(7)In a determination under this section, the Secretary of State must take into account anything relevant in the code of practice issued under section 11.

(8)This section also applies in relation to treasure which has vested in a franchisee under section 4, if the franchisee makes a request to the Secretary of State that it should.

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