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32 Power for Crown to vest manorial, &c. rights in commissioners.E+W+S+N.I.

Notwithstanding anything in any other Act, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, from time to time, for the purposes of a scheme under this Act, to grant to any persons or body, for such estate or interest, and on such terms and subject to such conditions as to Her Majesty, seem meet, all or any part or parts of the open and uninclosed lands being wastes of the Royal Manor of East Greenwich in the county of Kent, and also to so grant all or any of the rights of common which Her Majesty, has for the time being in, over, or affecting any metropolitan common, and which might by law be so granted by a private person entitled absolutely thereto, and in every such case such persons or body, their heirs, successors, executors, or administrators, shall have full capacity to take and hold the same lands or rights.

Whenever it is the pleasure of Her Majesty to make a grant as aforesaid, the Treasury may issue a warrant to such persons or body.

Every such warrant shall be exempt from stamp duty, and shall be inrolled as conveyances of lands forming part of the land revenues of the Crown in England are required to be inrolled, and the inrolment thereof shall be certified at the foot or on the back thereof by the proper officer by whom the same is inrolled under his hand, and the same when inrolled shall be returned with the certificate of inrolment to the grantees named in the warrant.

From and immediately after the inrolment of the warrant the grantees by force of this Act shall be deemed to be in the actual seisin or possession of the lands or rights in the warrant specified, and shall hold and enjoy the same according to the warrant, for the purposes therein specified.

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