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New Universities (Acquisition of Land) Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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1Acquisition of land for new universities.N.I.

(1)For the purposes of assisting in the establishment of any new university, a [F1 district council] may, with the approval of the Ministry of Education (in this Act referred to as “the Ministry” )—

(a)acquire any land, whether situate within or without the [F1 district of that district coucil]; and

(b)dispose of the land so acquired by way of gift to that university.

F1[(2)A district council may acquire land otherwise than by agreement for the purposes of this Act.]

Subs.(3) rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/302

F1SRO (NI) 1973/302

2Contributions towards expenditure under section 1.N.I.

(1)Any [F2 district council] may, subject to the approval of the Ministry, agree to make a payment or payments towards the expenditure incurred by a [F2 district council] under section 1.

(2)Any agreement made under subsection (1) shall provide that any payment made by a [F2 district council] pursuant to that agreement shall be calculated by reference to the net annual value [F3and the capital value]F3 of the [F2 district of that district council] and to the total net annual value [F4and the total capital value]F4 of the [F2 districts] of—

(a)all the [F2 district councils] making payments pursuant to that agreement; and

(b)the [F2 district council] incurring expenditure under section 1.

[F5(3)For the purposes of this section—

(a)capital value” means capital value for the purposes of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 and shall be construed in accordance with Article 39 of that Order; and

(b)net annual value” means net annual value for the purposes of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 and shall be construed in accordance with Articles 39 and 39A of that Order.F5]

S.3 rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/302

4Financial provisions.N.I.

There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament any increase attributable to the passing of this Act in the sums which under any other enactment are to be so defrayed.


In this Act—

  • Definition rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/302

  • “the Ministry” has the meaning assigned to that expression by section 1(1).

6Short title.N.I.

This Act may be cited as the New Universities (Acquisition of Land) Act (Northern Ireland) 1966.

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