Culture and Recreation Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords

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  PART V
  MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
 
Grants
Grants relating to the arts.     29. - (1) The Secretary of State may pay a grant to any person for the purpose of defraying or contributing towards any expenditure of that person on or connected with the arts.
 
      (2) A grant under this section may be paid subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
Grants relating to films.     30. - (1) The Secretary of State may pay a grant to any person for the purpose of-
 
 
    (a) promoting a sustainable film industry within the United Kingdom,
 
    (b) facilitating access to, or promoting understanding of, film or the film industry, or
 
    (c) promoting the preservation of any film archive.
      (2) For this purpose "film" means a recording on any medium from which a moving image may by any means be produced.
 
      (3) A grant under this section may be paid subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
Grants relating to architecture.     31. - (1) The Secretary of State may pay a grant to any person for the purpose of promoting-
 
 
    (a) high standards of architecture in England, Wales or Northern Ireland,
 
    (b) understanding or use of particular techniques or technologies in architecture in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or
 
    (c) understanding of architecture, or involvement in matters relating to architecture, by the general public (or any section of the public).
      (2) For the purposes of subsection (1) "architecture" includes planning, urban design, civil engineering and landscaping.
 
      (3) A grant under this section may be paid subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
Grants relating to museums, galleries, etc.     32. - (1) The Secretary of State may pay a grant to any person for the purpose of-
 
 
    (a) securing or assisting in the establishment, development or operation of one or more museums in the United Kingdom,
 
    (b) promoting co-operation between two or more relevant governing bodies,
 
    (c) facilitating access to one or more museums,
 
    (d) securing or assisting in the preservation of material that, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, is of cultural, historic or scientific interest,
 
    (e) securing or assisting in the acquisition of material for one or more museums,
 
    (f) securing or assisting in-
 
      (i) the conservation or restoration of any material belonging to one or more museums,
 
      (ii) the loan, exchange or sale of any such material, or
 
      (iii) the reproduction of any such material, or the distribution or sale of such reproductions, or
 
    (g) promoting public interest in and support for one or more museums.
      (2) For the purposes of subsection (1)-
 
 
    (a) the reference in paragraph (c) to access to one or more museums includes access to the resources of one or more museums, and
 
    (b) "relevant governing body" means any body or person that has control of a museum.
      (3) In this section "museum" includes any gallery, library, archive or information centre.
 
      (4) A grant under this section may be paid subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
 
New statutory bodies
Incorporation of new statutory corporations.     33. - (1) For the purposes of this section each of the following companies is a "relevant company"-
 
 
    (a) Film Council;
 
    (b) Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment;
 
    (c) Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries.
      (2) The Secretary of State may, in respect of each relevant company, by order-
 
 
    (a) make provision for the company to be converted, as from the appointed day, from a private company registered and formed under the Companies Act 1985 into a statutory corporation; or
 
    (b) make provision for-
 
      (i) the creation of a statutory corporation,
 
      (ii) the transfer to that corporation, on the appointed day, of the property, staff, rights and liabilities of the company, and
 
      (iii) the dissolution of the company.
      (3) An order under subsection (2)(a) or (b) may-
 
 
    (a) include provision relating to any of the matters mentioned in Schedule 3,
 
    (b) amend Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1993 (which lists the institutions that so far as they are charities are exempt charities within the meaning of that Act) by adding, altering or removing an entry in respect of a statutory corporation,
 
    (c) confer on any person (including the Secretary of State) a power to appoint any of the members (including the chairman) of a statutory corporation,
 
    (d) confer on the Secretary of State a power to determine the amount of any remuneration, allowance, pension or gratuity payable to any member of a statutory corporation or any member of staff of the corporation,
 
    (e) make provision (other than provision imposing a charge to tax) as to the tax treatment of anything done by virtue of, or affected by, an order under subsection (2)(a) or (b), and
 
    (f) make such other provision as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient.
      (4) In this section-
 
 
    "appointed day", in relation to a relevant company, means such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint in respect of the company for the purposes of this section;
 
    "statutory corporation" means a body corporate that is incorporated under, and constituted in accordance with, one or more orders under this section.
      (5) Where the Secretary of State has made an order under subsection (2)(a) or (b) relating to a statutory corporation, he may, by order, make provision of the kind mentioned in subsection (3) amending or supplementing any provision previously made under subsection (2)(a) or (b), or this subsection, in relation to that corporation.
 
      (6) Subsection (5) is without prejudice to section 14 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (implied power to amend subordinate legislation).
 
 
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