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King George VI Memorial Youth Council Act (Northern Ireland) 1957

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1Establishment of the Council.N.I.

(1)As from the passing of this Act there shall be established a body to be known as King George VI Northern Ireland Youth Council (in this Act referred to as “the Council” ).

(2)The provisions of the First Schedule shall apply to the Council.

2Functions of the Council.N.I.

(1)The general functions of the Council (to the extent only that such functions are charitable) shall be:—

(a)to encourage the development of body, mind and spirit through physical and cultural activities, and to inculcate qualities of leadership and, especially, to promote the well-being of young people through any form of physical or cultural activity;

(b)to provide or assist in the provision of facilities and services for, or in connection with, any form of physical or cultural activity and for encouraging social intercourse and well-being generally including the provision of facilities for training whole-time and voluntary coaches, leaders and instructors for youth organisations, institutions controlled or assisted by local education authorities and other institutions or bodies concerned with the well-being of young people;

(c)to undertake trust business for the benefit of any such organisation, institution or body as aforesaid or any sports club or athletic or physical training or cultural association, including the holding of land as custodian or trustee; and

(d)to do all such other things as the Council may consider conducive to the carrying out of any one or more of its functions under this Act and which shall be consistent with the objects of the national memorial to His late Majesty King George the Sixth.

(2)Without prejudice to sub-section (1) it shall be a specific function of the Council—

(a)to enter into and carry into effect an agreement (in this Act referred to as “the vesting agreement” ) with the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City of Belfast acting by the Council as the Local Education Authority for the County Borough of Belfast (in this Act referred to as “the Corporation” ) in terms of the draft set out in the Second Schedule; and

(b)to apply any sums made available to the Council, by the Council of the King George VI Foundation or otherwise, for the purposes of any of the functions of the Council.

(3)The Council shall have and may exercise all such powers as are reasonably necessary for or incidental to the carrying out of its functions under this Act, including power to enter into and carry out agreements for the provision by any other person of any facility or service which the Council is authorised to provide.

3Execution and operation of vesting agreement.N.I.

Subs. (1)(2) rep. by SLR 1980

(3)On the date of execution of the vesting agreement this sub-section shall operate, without further assurance,—

(a)to vest in the Council an absolute and indefeasible title to the fee simple in possession of the lands described in paragraph 1 of the vesting agreement (which are in that agreement and hereafter in this Act referred to as “the May Street site” ) free from encumbrances and freed and discharged from all trusts, powers or conditions whatsoever to which the same are or may be subject under section thirty-one of, or under the agreement set out in the Schedule to, the Education Act (Northern Ireland), 1930 M1, or under the Indenture of Conveyance mentioned in the preceding sub-section or otherwise howsoever arising; and

Para. (b) rep. by SLR 1980

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4Exemption of vesting agreement from stamp duty.N.I.

(1)Section twelve of the Finance Act, 1895 M2, shall not operate to require the delivery to the Ministry of a copy of this Act or the payment of stamp duty under that section on any copy of this Act.

(2)Stamp duty shall not be chargeable on the vesting agreement.

(3)Section nine of the Finance Act (Northern Ireland), 1936 M3, shall not apply to the vesting agreement.

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5Power to appoint new members of Council in certain events.N.I.

In case at any time there shall be fewer members of the Council than the minimum number contemplated by the provisions of the First Schedule it shall be lawful for the Ministry by notice to call upon the remaining members of the Council (or such of them as shall be resident in Northern Ireland) to fill the vacancies; and in case of their being unwilling or unable to do so it shall be lawful for the Ministry, after the expiration of two months from the date of such notice, to appoint new members of the Council in addition to the existing or acting members of the Council to the intent that there may be the full minimum number of members of the Council contemplated.

6Provision for alteration of First Schedule.N.I.

The provisions of the First Schedule may be altered or amended by the Council in such form and to such extent as may be approved by the Ministry in writing.

7Reports and returns by the Council.N.I.

The Council shall make such reports and returns, and give to the Ministry such information as to the funds, property and income under the control of the Council as the Ministry may from time to time require.

8Short title.N.I.

This Act may be cited as the King George VI Memorial Youth Council Act (Northern Ireland), 1957.

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