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Medway Ports Authority Act 1973

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86Crown rights

(1)With the exception of the provisions of this Act relating to the removal of obstructions, nothing in this Act shall affect prejudicially any estate, right, power, privilege or exemption of the Crown, and, in particular, nothing in this Act shall authorise the Authority to take, use or interfere with any land or rights—

(a)belonging to Her Majesty in right of Her Crown and under the management of the Crown Estate Commissioners on behalf of Her Majesty; or

(b)belonging to a government department or held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a government department;

without the consent in writing of the Crown Estate Commissioners or the government department, as the case may be.

(2)Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 40 (Restriction on construction of works and dredging) of this Act shall not extend to works constructed by the Secretary of State for Defence on that part of the bed or soil or shores of the river referred to in the proviso to section 75 (On payment of 65,0001 by Conservators to corporation, estate, Sec., of corporation to vest in Conservators) of the Medway Conservancy Act, 1881.

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