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Military Lands Act 1903

1903 CHAPTER 47 3 Edw 7

An Act to amend the Military Lands Acts, 1892 to 1900, with respect to the acquisition of land for military purposes.

[14th August 1903]

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C1All volunteer corps transferred to Territorial Force (renamed Territorial Army and now known as Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve): Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907 (c. 9), ss. 6, 29(1), Orders in Council under s. 29(1); Territorial Army and Army Volunteer Reserve now known as Territorial Army by Reserve Forces Act 1982 (c. 14, SIF 7:2), s. 1

C2The provisions of this Act as to the acquisition of land by or on behalf of volunteer corps applied with modifications to County Associations (now known as Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Associations) by Territorial Army (Military Lands) Regulations 1964: and Orders by Defence Council thereunder

C3Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

1 Power of councils to hire land for military purposes.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The council of a county or borough may, at the request of one or more volunteer corps, by agreement hire land on behalf of the volunteer corps for military purposes, for a period not less than twenty-one years, and may contribute towards the expenses incurred by another council in purchasing or hiring land for those purposes, and the expenses of so hiring or contributing may be defrayed in the same manner as expenses of purchasing, and the payment of those expenses, so far as they are in the nature of capital expenses, shall accordingly be a purpose for which the council may borrow.

(2)Land hired under this section, on behalf of one or more volunteer corps, may be leased to the volunteer corps in like manner as land held by the council of a county or borough under subsection three of section one of the M1Military Lands Act, 1892, and section one of the M2Military Lands Act, 1900, shall apply accordingly.

(3)Sections ten and eleven of the Military Lands Act 1892, shall apply to leases of land to councils hiring land under this section, as they apply to leases of land to Secretary of State or a volunteer corps.

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2 Short title and construction.E+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Military Lands Act 1903, and shall be construed as one with the Military Lands Acts 1892 to 1900, and those Acts and this Act may be cited as the Military Lands Acts 1892 to 1903.

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