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10 & 11 GEORGE V.
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION (LANDS) ACT 1920.
To enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield to purchase the Ramsden Estate in the borough and adjoining parish of Honley; and for other purposes.
[ROYAL ASSENT, 4TH AUGUST 1920.]
WHEREAS it is expedient to confer powers upon the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield for purchasing acquiring holding and disposing of the estate known as the Ramsden (Huddersfield) Estate situate in the borough of 5 Huddersfield and in the adjoining parish of Honley containing four thousand three hundred acres or thereabouts whereof part is built upon and let on lease for terms of years the remainder being as yet undeveloped and the advowsons and other property held and enjoyed therewith :
10 And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Corporation for and in connection with the purchase of the said estate and such estimates amount to one million three hundred and sixty thousand pounds:
Incorpora- tion of Acts.
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And whereas it is expedient that the cost of such purchase should be spread over a term of years:
And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted :
And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament :
And whereas in relation to the promotion of the bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903 have been observed and the approval of the Minister of Health has been obtained :
MAY IT THEREFORE PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY
That it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to say) :—
1. This Act may be cited as the Huddersfield Corporation (Lands) Act 1920 and the Huddersfield Corporation Acts 1852 to 1919 and this Act may be cited as the Huddersfield Corporation Acts 1852 to 1920.
2. In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise requires :—
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than by agreement and except section 127 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 relating to the sale of superfluous lands.
4. (1) The Corporation may purchase acquire and hold 5 (without any licence in mortmain) the estate known as “ the Ramsden (Huddersfield) Estate’? comprising so much of the Ramsden Settled Estates and the Ramsden Devised Estates as is situate in the townships of Huddersfield Almondbury Lockwood Dalton and Honley in the West Riding of Yorkshire now or lately 10 belonging or reputed to belong to or to be held by Sir John Frecheville Ramsden Baronet and all other the lands of or now or lately held by the said Sir John Frecheville Ramsden situate in the borough together with all property easements manorial and other rights and interests appurtenant thereto or held and enjoyed 15 therewith or arising thereout subject to all outstanding leases and tenancies of the lands comprised therein for a price not exceeding one million three hundred and sixty thousand pounds and upon and subject to such terms and conditions as have been or may be agreed between the Corporation and the owners of and other 20 persons interested in the said estate lands property easements rights and interests (all of which are in this Act referred to a8 “the said estate’’) and may enter into such contract or contracts a3 may be required for the purposes aforesaid and may pay any sum payable under such contract or contracts.
25 (2) (a) The said estate is coloured red on the map signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable the Earl of Donoughmore the chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to whom the bill for this Act was referred and the maps so signed are deposited respectively in the Parliament Office of the House of 30 Lords the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with the town clerk of Huddersfield at his office.
(b) Copies of the said map deposited with the said town clerk or any extract therefrom certified by him to be true shall be received in all courts of justice and elsewhere as prima facie 35 evidence of the contents of such map.
(3) The owners of and other persons interested in the said estate may sell and convey the same or their interests therein to the Corporation.
Power to acquire Ramsden Estate.
Power to retain sell
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7. The Corporation shall apply any capital moneys received by them on the sale or exchange of or by leasing of any part of the said estate in or towards the extinguishment of any loan raised by them under the powers of this Act and such 5 application shall be in addition to and not in substitution for any other mode of extinguishment of such loan except to such extent and upon such terms as may be approved by the Minister of Health.
8. (1) The Corporation may from time to time independently 10 of any other borrowing power borrow at interest for the purposes mentioned in the first column of the following table the respective sums mentioned in the second column thereof and they shall pay off all money so borrowed within the respective periods (each of which is in this Act referred to as
Applica- tion of sections of existing Acts as to borrowing
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(3) In order to secure the repayment of any money borrowed under this section and the payment of interest thereon the Corporation may mortgage or charge the borough fund and the borough rate.
9. The following provisions shall (with the necessary 5 modifications and subject to the provisions of this Act) extend and apply mutatis mutandis to the moneys borrowed under this Act (namely)}—
OF THE HUDDERSFIELD TRAMWAYS AND IMPROVEMENT AcT 1890,
Section 35.—(Sinking funds may be adjusted in certain 10 events) ;
Section 38.—(Annual return to Local Government Board with respect to sinking funds &c.) ;
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10, Any expenses of the execution by the Corporation of Expenses this Act with respect to which no other provision is made may be defrayed by the Corporation out of the borough fund. of Act
11. The costs charges and expenses preliminary to and of Coste of 5 and incidental to the preparing obtaining and passing of this Act as taxed by the taxing officer of the House of Lords or of the House of Commons shall be paid by the Corporation out of the borough fund or out of the money to be borrowed under this Act for the purpose.
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION (LANDS) ACT 1920.
To enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Hudders- field to purchase the Ramsden Estate in the borough and adjoining parish