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PART 6DELEGATION OF FORESTRY COMMISSIONERS’ FUNCTIONS

98Meaning of “community body” in Forestry Act 1967

(1)Section 7C of the Forestry Act 1967 (delegation of functions under section 7B: community bodies) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for the words from “company”, where it first occurs, to “include” substitute “body corporate having a written constitution that includes”,

(b)for the word “company”, wherever it appears in paragraphs (a) to (e), substitute “body”,

(c)after paragraph (d) insert—

(da)provision that membership of the body is open to any member of the community,

(db)a statement of the body’s aims and purposes, including the promotion of a benefit for the community,, and

(d)in paragraph (e), for “and the auditing of its accounts” substitute , and

(f)provision that any surplus funds or assets of the body are to be applied for the benefit of the community..

(3)In subsection (2), for “(d)” substitute “(db)”.

(4)Subsections (4) to (6) are repealed.