29 Delivery up of and access to books and documents.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)The respective registrars of the diocesan or other registries, or any other officers having the possession or custody of any books or documents relating to any of the property vested in the Welsh Commissioners by this Act, and not in the possession or under the control of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners or of Queen Anne’s Bounty, shall, within three months next after the date of disestablishment, deliver the same to the Welsh Commissioners.
(2)The Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Queen Anne’s Bounty respectively shall deliver to the Welsh Commissioners any books or documents in their possession or under their control relating exclusively to the property vested in the Welsh Commissioners by this Act.
(3)The Welsh Commissioners shall give receipts for the books and documents so delivered to them and—
(a)shall, where any such books and documents relate exclusively to property transferred to any body under this Act, hand over those books and documents to that body; and
(b)shall, where any such books and documents relate to property transferred under this Act partly to one body, and partly to another body hand over those books and documents to such one of those bodies as the Welsh Commissioners think fit; and
(c)may hand over to any person, authority, or body any such books and documents other than aforesaid, which they think ought to be placed under the control of that person, authority, or body; and
(d)shall lodge in the National Library of Wales the residue of such books and documents when not required by the Welsh Commissioners for the execution of their duties under this Act.
(4)Where by virtue of this section any books and documents are handed over to any body and relate also to property transferred to some other body, the body to whom those books and documents are handed over shall be under the same liability as respects the production and the delivery of copies of those books and documents as if they had given to that other body as incident to a conveyance on sale an acknowledgement in writing of the right of that other body to production of those books and documents and to delivery of copies thereof.
(5)Nothing in this section shall affect section seventeen of the M1Local Government Act 1894, or apply to any books or documents in the possession or custody of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.
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