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The Welsh Church Act Funds (Designation and Specification) Order 1996

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Citation and commencement

1.  The Order may be cited as the Welsh Church Act Funds (Designation and Specification) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“the 1994 Act” means the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994;

“old authority” means a county council which ceases to exist as a result of the 1994 Act;

“new authority” means a county or county borough council established under the 1994 Act;

“scheme” means a scheme under section 19 of the Welsh Church Act 1914(1) (application of Welsh Church funds for charitable or eleemosynary purposes).

Designation and specification of new authorities

3.—(1) For the purposes or section 50 of the 1994 Act (Welsh Church funds) each new authority listed in column 1 of Schedule 1 to this Order is designated in relation to the area or areas listed opposite thereto in column 2 of that Schedule.

(2) Any property which is required to be applied in accordance with a scheme and immediately before the commencement of section 50 of the 1994 Act is vested in an old authority listed in column 1 of Schedule 2 to this Order shall, in accordance with the provisions of section 50(2) of the 1994 Act, vest in the new authority, designated under paragraph (1), which is specified opposite thereto in column 2 of that Schedule.

Rights and Liabilities

4.  Any rights and liabilities of an old authority in respect of any property which is required to be applied in accordance with a scheme shall transfer to such new authority in which the property is vested.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Gwilym Jones

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Welsh Office

14th February 1996

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