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Wellington Museum Act 1947

1947 CHAPTER 46 10 and 11 Geo 6

An Act to transfer to the Crown Apsley House and the site, forecourt and garden thereof and certain chattels formerly belonging to the first Duke of Wellington; to provide for the use of Apsley House partly as a museum for the preservation and exhibition of the said chattels and other chattels associated with the said first Duke or his times and for other public purposes, and partly as a residence for the Dukes of Wellington; to amend the enactments relating to the Wellington estates, so as to provide for the automatic devolution of the property subject to the trusts thereof whenever there is a change in the person holding office as First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer or Speaker of the House of Commons; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[31st July 1947]

Whereas Apsley House, Piccadilly, in the City of Westminster (in this Act referred to as “Apsley House”) is held for the benefit of the Dukes of Wellington, and certain chattels formerly owned by the first Duke of Wellington are held as heirlooms of the Duke of Wellington:

And whereas it is the desire of His Grace the seventh Duke of Wellington that Apsley House, and certain of the said chattels, and certain chattels which are his own property, may be presented to the nation, with a view to the formation of a Wellington museum, subject, however, to the provisions of this Act:

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F1Third recital of preamble repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt.XIII.

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C2Functions of Minister of Works now exercisable by Secretary of State and property of Minister transferred to Secretary of State for the Environment: S.I. 1962/1549 and 1970/1681, art. 2

C3Functions of Minister of Education exercisable by Secretary of State for Education and Science: S.I. 1964/490, art. 2(1)

C4Functions of the Secretary of State for Education and Science under this Act exercisable at 1.2.1991 and until 2.7.1992 by the Lord President of the Council, and from 3.7.1992 those functions exercisable by the Secretary of State: S.I. 1983/879, arts. 2(3)(a), 7, 11(4); 1984/1814, arts. 2(1), 7, Sch. 1 Pt. I and 1986/600, arts. 2(1), 7, Sch. 1 Pt. I

C5Functions of the Lord President of the Council under any provision of this Act transferred (3.7.1992) to the Secretary of State (or no longer exercisable by the Lord President in the case of functions exercisable by him concurrently with the Secretary of State) by virtue of S.I. 1992/1311, arts. 3(1), 12(4), Sch. 1 Pt. I

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I1Act wholly in force at Royal Assent

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