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The Trading with the Enemy (Custodian) Order 1949

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1.  There shall vest in the Custodian of Enemy Property for England (hereinafter referred to as “the said Custodian”) all the rights to receive payment in respect of an interest in land situate in England which were vested in any enemy by Section 64 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947

2.  The said Custodian shall be at liberty to assign any rights vested in him under this Order.

3.  The said Custodian is to be at liberty to exercise all the rights vested in him under this Order and for that purpose the said Custodian shall have power to take such steps as to the said Custodian may seem expedient.

4.  Out of pocket payments duly made by the said Custodian in exercise of his powers under this Order shall be reimbursed to the said Custodian out of any monies paid to him as a result of the exercise of such powers and shall be chargeable accordingly.

5.  For the purposes of this Order

(i)Enemy” means:—


Germany or Japan or the Sovereign thereof,


any individual resident in Germany or Japan,


any body of persons constituted or incorporated under the laws of Germany or Japan,


any body of persons (whether corporate or unincorporate) carrying on business in any place, if and so long as the body is controlled by any State, Sovereign, individual or body of persons as aforesaid, and


as respects any business carried on in any such area as aforesaid, any individual or body of persons (whether corporate or unincorporate) carrying on that business in such territory.

(ii)Germany” means Berlin, and the French, British, United States and Russian Zones of occupation, including those parts of the French and British Zones which are at present administered respectively by France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and also those parts of the former German Reich which are at present administered respectively by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Poland.

(iii)Japan” means all territory which was under Japanese sovereignty on the 7th December, 1941.

(i)6.  The Interpretation Act, 1889 shall apply to this Order as if it were an Act of Parliament.

(ii)This Order may be cited as the Trading with the Enemy (Custodian) Order, 1949.

H. S. Gregory

An Under Secretary of the Board of Trade

Dated this 9th day of June, 1949

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