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F2Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F4Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F7Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F8Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F9Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch. 7 (with savings (temp) in s. 99(3), Sch. 8 Pt. I)

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F10Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F11Act repealed (1.8.1993) so far as unrepealed except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F12Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but s. 8 continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1)(3), Sch.7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

(1)Statements of account giving the prescribed information about the affairs of a charity shall be transmitted to the Commissioners by the charity trustees on request; and, in the case of a charity having a permanent endowment, such a statement relating to the permanent endowment shall be transmitted yearly without any request, unless the charity is excepted by order or regulations.

(2)Any statement of account transmitted to the Commissioners in pursuance of subsection (1) above shall be kept by them for such period as they think fit; and during that period it shall be open to public inspection at all reasonable times.

(3)The Commissioners may by order require that the condition and accounts of a charity for such period as they think fit shall be investigated and audited by an auditor appointed by them, [F13being a person eligible for appoinment as company auditor under section 25 of the Companies Act 1989].

(4)An auditor acting under subsection (3) above—

(a)shall have a right of access to all books, accounts and documents relating to the charity which are in the possession or control of the charity trustees or to which the charity trustees have access;

(b)shall be entitled to require from any charity trustee, past or present, and from any past or present officer or servant of the charity such information and explanation as he thinks necessary for the performance of his duties;

(c)shall at the conclusion or during the progress of the audit make such reports to the Commissioners about the audit or about the accounts or affairs of the charity as he thinks the case requires, and shall send a copy of any such report to the charity trustees.

(5)The expenses of any audit under subsection (3) above, including the remuneration of the auditor, shall be paid by the Commissioners.

(6)If any person—

(a)fails to transmit to the Commissioners any statement of account required by subsection (1) above; or

(b)fails to afford an auditor any facility to which he is entitled under subsection (4) above;

the Commissioners may by order give to that person or to the charity trustees for the time being such directions as the Commissioners think appropriate for securing that the default is made good.

(7)This section shall not apply to an exempt charity.]

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F13Words in s. 8(3) substituted (01.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/1997, reg. 2, Sch. para. 7 (with reg. 4).

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F14Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F15Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch. 7 (with savings (temp) in s. 99(3), Sch. 8 Pt. I)

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F16Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F17Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F18Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F19Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch. 7 (with savings (temp) in s. 99(3), Sch. 8 Pt. I)

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F20Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F21Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F22Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

Property vested in official custodianE+W+N.I.

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F23Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F24Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

Powers of Commissioners and Minister to make schemes, etc.E+W+N.I.

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F25Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F26Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F27Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch. 7

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F28Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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Establishment of common investment fundsE+W+N.I.

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Miscellaneous powers of Commissioners and MinisterE+W+N.I.

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F33Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F35Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F40MiscellaneousE+W+N.I.

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28 Taking of legal proceedings.E+W+N.I.

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(9)The Charities Procedure Act 1812 and so much of any local or private Act establishing or regulating a charity as relates to the persons by whom or the manner or form in which any charity proceedings may be brought shall cease to have effect.

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F41Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F42Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F44Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F48Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F49Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F50Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F51Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F52Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F54Part IVE+W+N.I.Miscellaneous provisions as to charities and their affairs

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F54Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch. 7 (with savings (temp) in s. 99(3), Sch. 8 Pt. I)

[F5532General obligation to keep accounts.E+W+N.I.
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F55Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but s. 32 continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1)(3), Sch.7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

(1)Charity trustees shall keep proper books of account with respect to the affairs of the charity, and charity trustees not required by or under the authority of any other Act to prepare periodical statements of account shall prepare consecutive statements of account consisting on each occasion of an income and expenditure account relating to a period of not more than fifteen months and a balance sheet relating to the end of that period.

(2)The books of account and statements of account relating to any charity shall be preserved for a period of seven years at least, unless the charity ceases to exist and the Commissioners permit them to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of.

(3)The statements of account relating to a parochial charity in a rural parish, other than an ecclesiastical charity, shall be sent annually to the parish council or, if there is no parish council, to the chairman of the parish meeting, and shall be presented by the council or chairman at the next parish meeting.

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F57Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F58Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

35 Transfer and evidence of title to property vested in trustees.E+W+N.I.

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(6)The M2Trustee Appointment Act 1850, the M3Trustee Appointment Act 1869, the M4Trustees Appointment Act 1890, and in so far as it applies any of those Acts the M5School Sites Act 1852 shall cease to have effect; but where, at the commencement of this Act, the provisions of those Acts providing for the appointment of trustees apply in relation to any land, those provisions shall have effect as if contained in the conveyance or other instrument declaring the trusts on which the land is then held.

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F59Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

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F60Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

F6137. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+N.I.

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F61Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch.7

38 Repeal of law of mortmain.E+W+N.I.

(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F62

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F62

(3)The repeal by this Act of the M6Mortmain and Charitable Uses Act 1891 shall have effect in relation to the wills of persons dying before the passing of this Act so as to abrogate any requirement to sell land then unsold, but not so as to enable effect to be given to a direction to lay out personal estate in land without an order under section eight of that Act or so as to affect the power to make such an order.

(4)Any reference in any enactment or document to a charity within the meaning, purview and interpretation of the M7Charitable Uses Act 1601, or of the preamble to it, shall be construed as a reference to a charity within the meaning which the word bears as a legal term according to the law of England and Wales.

(5)No repeal made by this Act shall affect any power to hold land in Northern Ireland without licence in mortmain; . . . F63

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39 Repeal of obsolete enactments.E+W+N.I.

(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F64

(2)Where the trusts of a charity are at the commencement of this Act wholly or partly comprised in an enactment specified in the Fifth Schedule to this Act, or in an instrument having effect under such an enactment, the operation of those trusts shall not be affected by the repeal of that enactment by this Act.

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F65Part VE+W+N.I. Supplementary

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F65Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1), Sch. 7 (with savings (temp) in s. 99(3), Sch. 8 Pt. I)

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F66Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but Pt. V continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1)(3), Sch.7 Sch. 8 Pt. I

(1)Any order made by the Commissioners under this Act may include such incidental or supplementary provisions as the Commissioners think expedient for carrying into effect the objects of the order, and where the Commissioners exercise any jurisdiction to make such an order on an application or reference to them, they may insert any such provisions in the order notwithstanding that the application or reference does not propose their insertion.

(2)Where the Commissioners make an order under this Act, then (without prejudice to the requirements of this Act where the order is subject to appeal) they may themselves give such public notice as they think fit of the making or contents of the order, or may require it to be given by any person on whose application the order is made or by any charity affected by the order.

(3)The Commissioners at any time within twelve months after they have made an order under this Act, if they are satisfied that the order was made by mistake or on misrepresentation or otherwise than in conformity with this Act, may with or without any application or reference to them discharge the order in whole or in part, and subject or not to any savings or other transitional provisions.

(4)Except for the purposes of subsection (3) above or of an appeal under this Act, an order made by the Commissioners under this Act shall be deemed to have been duly and formally made and not be called in question on the ground only of irregularity or informality, but (subject to any further order) have effect according to its tenor.

(5)This section shall apply to orders made under any Act amended by this Act, if made by virtue of that amendment, as it applies to orders made under this Act.]

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C3S. 40 extended (with modifications) (1.9.1992) by Charities Act 1992 (c. 41), s. 56(4)-(6); S.I. 1992/1900, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

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F67Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but Pt. V continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1)(3), Sch. 7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

(1)This section applies to any order or direction made or given by the Commissioners under this Act.

(2)An order or direction to which this section applies may be served on a person (other than a body corporate)—

(a)by delivering it to that person;

(b)by leaving it at his last known address in the United Kingdom; or

(c)by sending it by post to him at that address.

(3)An order or direction to which this section applies may be served on a body corporate by delivering it or sending it by post—

(a)to the registered or principal office of the body in the United Kingdom, or

(b)if it has no such office in the United Kingdom, to any place in the United Kingdom where it carries on business or conducts its activities (as the case may be).

(4)Any such order or direction may also be served on a person (including a body corporate) by sending it by post to that person at an address notified by that person to the Commissioners for the purposes of this subsection.

(5)In this section any reference to the Commissioners includes, in relation to a direction given under section 6(3) of this Act, a reference to any person conducting an inquiry under that section.]]

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F69Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but Pt. V continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1)(3), Sch. 7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

A person guilty of disobedience—

[F70(a)to an order of the Commissioners under section 7(1) of this Act; or]

(b)to an order of the Commissioners under section eighteen or twenty of this Act requiring a transfer of property or payment to be called for or made; or

(c)to an order of the Commissioners requiring a default under this Act to be made good;

may on the application of the Commissioners to the High Court be dealt with as for disobedience to an order of the High Court.]

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F71Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but Pt. V continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1)(3), Sch. 7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

(1)Provision shall be made by rules of court for regulating appeals to the High Court under this Act against orders or decisions of the Commissioners.

(2)On such an appeal the Attorney General shall be entitled to appear and be heard, and such other persons as the rules allow or as the court may direct.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F72]

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F73Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but Pt. V continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(1)(3), Sch. 7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

[F74(1)Save as otherwise provided by this Act, any power to make regulations which is conferred by this Act shall be exercisable by the Secretary of State].

(2)Regulations may be made for prescribing anything which is required or authorised by this Act to be prescribed.

[F75(2A)Any regulations under this Act may make—

(a)different provision for different cases;

(b)such supplemental, incidental, consequential or transitional provision or savings as the person or persons making them considers or consider appropriate.]

(3)Any power of the Treasury, [F76or the Secretary of State] to make regulations under this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]

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F7744 Expenses.E+W+N.I.

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F78Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but Pt. V continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(3), Sch. 7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

(1)In this Act, except in so far as the context otherwise requires,—

  • charity” means any institution, corporate or not, which is established for charitable purposes and is subject to the control of the High Court in the exercise of the court’s jurisdiction with respect to charities;

  • ecclesiastical charity” has the same meaning as in the M8Local Government Act 1894;

  • exempt charity” means (subject to subsection (9) of section twenty-two of this Act) a charity comprised in the Second Schedule to this Act;

  • local charity” means, in relation to any area, a charity established for purposes which are by their nature or by the trusts of the charity directed wholly or mainly to the benefit of that area or of part of it;

  • parochial charity” means, in relation to any parish, a charity the benefits of which are, or the separate distribution of the benefits of which is, confined to inhabitants of the parish, or of a single ancient ecclesiastical parish which included that parish or part of it, or of an area consisting of that parish with not more than four neighbouring parishes.

(2)The expression “charity” is not in this Act applicable—

(a)to any ecclesiastical corporation (that is to say, any corporation in the Church of England, whether sole or aggregate, which is established for spiritual purposes) in respect of the corporate property of the corporation, except to a corporation aggregate having some purposes which are not ecclesiastical in respect of its corporate property held for those purposes; or

[F79(aa)to any Diocesan Board of Finance within the meaning of the Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976 for any diocese in respect of the diocesan glebe land of that diocese within the meaning of that Measure; or]

(b)to any trust of property for purposes for which the property has been consecrated.

(3)F80. . . a charity shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to have a permanent endowment unless all property held for the purposes of the charity may be expended for those purposes without distinction between capital and income, and in this Act “permanent endowment” means, in relation to any charity, property held subject to a restriction on its being [F81expended for the purposes of the charity].

(4)References in this Act to a charity [F82whose income from all sources does not in aggregate amount to more than a specified amount shall be construed—

(i)by reference to the gross revenues of the charity, or

(ii)if the Commissioners so determine, by reference to the amount which they estimate to be the likely amount of those revenues, but without (in either case)] bringing into account anything for the yearly value of land occupied by the charity apart from the pecuniary income (if any) received from that land; and any question as to the application of any such reference to a charity shall be determined by the Commissioners, whose decision shall be final.

(5)The Commissioners may direct that for all or any of the purposes of this Act an institution established for any special purposes of or in connection with a charity (being charitable purposes) shall be treated as forming part of that charity or as forming a distinct charity.

(6)Any reference in this Act to a charity which is excepted by order or regulations shall be construed as referring to a charity which is for the time being permanently or temporarily excepted by order of the Commissioners, or is of a description permanently or temporarily excepted by regulations, and which complies with any conditions of the exception; and any order or regulation made for this purpose may limit any exception so that a charity may be excepted in respect of some matters and not in respect of others.]

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F81Words in s. 45(3) substituted (1.9.1992) by Charities Act 1992, s. 47, Sch. 3 para. 18(a)(ii); S.I. 1992/1900, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

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F83Act repealed (1.8.1993) except ss. 28(9), 35(6), 38(3)-(5), 39(2), 48, 49, Sch. 6 but Pt. V continued in force (temp) by 1993 c. 10, ss. 98(2), 99(3), Sch. 7, Sch. 8 Pt. I

In this Act, except in so far as the context otherwise requires,—

  • . . . F85

  • charitable purposes” means purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales;

  • charity trustees” means the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity;

  • the Commissioners” means the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales;

  • [F86company” means a company formed and registered under the M9 Companies Act 1985, or to which the provisions of that Act apply as they apply to such a company;]

  • the county of London” means [F87Greater London other than the outer London boroughs];

  • the court” means the High Court and, within the limits of its jurisdiction, any other court in England or Wales having a jurisdiction in respect of charities concurrent (within any limit of area or amount) with that of the High Court, and includes any judge or officer of the court exercising the jurisdiction of the court;

  • institution” includes any trust or undertaking;

  • “permanent endowment” shall F88. . . be construed in accordance with subsection (3) of the last foregoing section;

  • trusts,” in relation to a charity, means the provisions establishing it as a charity and regulating its purposes and administration, whether those provisions take effect by way of trust or not, and in relation to other institutions has a corresponding meaning. but without (in either case)

[F89(2)In this Act, except in so far as the context otherwise requires, “document” includes information recorded in any form, and, in relation to information recorded otherwise than in legible form—

(a)any reference to its production shall be construed as a reference to the furnishing of a copy of it in legible form, and

(b)any reference to the furnishing of a copy of, or extract from, it shall accordingly be construed as a reference to the furnishing of a copy of, or extract from, it in legible form.]]

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F85Definition of “Attorney General” repealed by Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 11 Pt. II

F87Words substituted by virtue of London Government Act 1963 (c. 33), s. 4(4)

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M91985 c.6 (27).

47. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F90E+W+N.I.
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48 Consequential amendments, general repeal and transitional provisions.E+W+N.I.

(1)The enactments mentioned in the first column of the Sixth Schedule to this Act shall be amended as provided in the second column of that Schedule.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F91

(3)The Commissioners may take the like action under this Act in consequence of any application or enquiry under the Charitable Trusts Acts, 1853 to 1939, as if the application or enquiry had been made for the corresponding purpose under this Act; and subsections (3) to (5) of section twenty-five of this Act shall extend (with any necessary adaptations) to documents enrolled by the Commissioners or deposited with them under those Acts.

(4)The repeal by this Act of the Charitable Trusts Acts, 1853 to 1939, shall not invalidate any scheme, order, certificate or other document issued under or for the purposes of those Acts, so far as the document is capable after the commencement of this Act of having effect either for its original purpose or for any corresponding purpose of this Act; but any such documents shall continue to have effect for any such purpose (except in so far as they are modified or superseded under the powers of this Act), and shall in the case of an order be appealable, enforceable and liable to be discharged as if this Act had not been passed; and any such document, and any document under the seal of the official trustees of charitable funds, may be proved as if this Act had not been passed.

(5)The repeal by this Act of any enactment which authorises the taking of legal proceedings, or regulates any legal proceedings, shall not affect the operation of that enactment in relation to proceedings begun before the commencement of this Act, nor shall section twenty-eight of this Act apply to any proceeding so begun.

(6)The official custodian for charities shall be treated as the successor for all purposes both of the official trustee of charity lands and of the official trustees of charitable funds, as if the functions of the said trustee or trustees had been functions of the official custodian, and as if any such trustee or trustees had been, and had discharged his or their functions as, holder of the office of the official custodian; and accordingly (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, and subject to any express amendment or repeal made by this Act) as from the commencement of this Act—

(a)all property vested in the said trustee or trustees shall vest in the official custodian, and shall be held by him as if vested in him under section sixteen of this Act for the purposes for which it was held by the said trustee or trustees; and

(b)any Act, scheme, deed or other document referring or relating to the said trustee or trustees shall, in so far as the context permits, have effect as if the official custodian had been mentioned instead.

(7)The specific provisions of this Act as to the effect of any repeal shall not be taken to exclude the general provisions contained in section thirty-eight of the M10Interpretation Act 1889, except in so far as those general provisions are inconsistent with the specific provisions in this Act.

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49 Short title, extent and commencement.E+W+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Charities Act 1960.

(2)This Act shall extend—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F92

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F93

(c)to Northern Ireland in so far as it relates to the amendment of Royal Charters;

but, subject to that, this Act shall not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F94

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