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Allotments Act 1925

1925 CHAPTER 61 15 and 16 Geo 5

An Act to facilitate the acquisition and maintenance of allotments, and to make further provision for the security of tenure of tenants of allotments.

[7th August 1925]

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C2Functions of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries under this Act now exercisable by Secretary of State: S.I. 1955/554 (1955 I, p. 1200), 1965/143, 1967/156 and 1970/1681

C3Functions of Minister of Health under this Act now exercisable by Secretary of State: S.I. 1951/753, 1900 (1951 I, pp. 1354, 1347), 1965/319 and 1970/1681

C4Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

C5Certain functions of Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food expressed to be transferred by S.I. 1978/272, art. 2

Act: Functions of a Minister of the Crown transferred to the National Assembly for Wales (W.) (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/672, art. 2, Sch. 1

Commencement Information

I1Act wholly in force at Royal Assent

1 Interpretation.E+W

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

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F1Definition of "Commissioners" in s. 1 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt.III

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5 Acquisition of land for future allotments.E+W

The council of a borough or urban district may acquire land for allotments, notwithstanding that the land or any part of it cannot immediately be let in allotments, provided that the Minister of Health is satisfied, F5. . ., that there is a reasonable expectation that the land will eventually be required for allotments.

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F5Words in s. 5 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III

6 Amendment of section ten (3) of the Act of 1922. E+W

Section ten of the Act of 1922 is hereby amended by the substitutionfor paragraphb of subsection (3) of the following paragraph—

(b)by not less than three months’ notice in writing given by the owner tothe council in any case where the land is required for any purpose other than the use of the land for agriculture, sport, or recreation,and by not less than six months’ notice in writing so given andexpiring on or before the sixth day of September, where the land is required for the use for sport or recreation.

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C6The text of S. 6 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

7 Amendment of section ten (4) of Act of 1922.E+W

The right of a tenant to claim compensation under subsection (4) of section ten of the Act of 1922 shall be exerciseable notwithstanding that it is otherwise agreed in the contract of tenancy in any case where the rent payable by the tenant under his contract of tenancy for the land exceeds three pence per pole, F6. . ..

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F6Words in s. 7 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt.III

8 Sale, &c., of land used as allotments.E+W

Where a local authority has purchased [F7or appropriated] land for use as allotments the local authority shall not sell, appropriate, use, or dispose of the land for any purpose other than use for allotments without the consent of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries F8. . . and such consent [F7may be given unconditionally or subject to such conditions as the Minister thinks fit, but] shall not be given unless the Minister is satisfied that adequate provision will be made for allotment holders displaced by the action of the local authority or that such provision is unnecessary or not reasonably practicable, F8. . ..

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F7Words inserted by Agricultural Land (Utilisation) Act 1931 c. 41), Sch. 2

F8Words in s. 8 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III

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9 Amendment of s. 11 of the Act of 1922.E+W

Section eleven of the Act of 1922 shall be read as if the period of twenty-one days were substituted therein for the period of ten days as the period within which a notice may be served on the person requiring possession.

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F9S. 10 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III

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F10S. 11 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt.III

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14 Short title.E+W

(1)This Act may be cited as the Allotments Act, 1925, and the Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1922, and this Act may be cited together as the Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1925.

(2)This Act shall not apply to Scotland or Northern Ireland.