Culture and Recreation Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords
PART V, MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS - continued

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The British Library
Power of the Board to form companies.     39. In the British Library Act 1972, after section 4 insert-
 
Power of Board to form companies.     4A. - (1) The British Library Board may form or take part in forming one or more bodies corporate which (or each of which) has as its main object or objects-
 
 
    (a) one or more of those mentioned in subsection (2), or
 
    (b) any other object or objects incidental or conducive to the Board's functions.
      (2) The objects are-
 
 
    (a) the production and publication of books, films or other informative material relating to bibliographic or library matters;
 
    (b) the production of facsimiles or reproductions of, or souvenirs relating to, bibliographic or library items;
 
    (c) the sale, or exploitation, of-
 
      (i) films or other informative material relating to bibliographic or library matters,
 
      (ii) facsimiles or reproductions of bibliographic or library items, or
 
      (iii) books or souvenirs;
 
    (d) the provision of consultancy services relating to bibliographic or library matters; and
 
    (e) the provision (at any time) of catering, car parking or other services or facilities for the public, at any premises occupied or managed by the British Library Board.
      (3) The powers conferred on the British Library Board by subsection (1) may not be exercised except with the consent of the Secretary of State; and that consent may be given subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
      (4) The British Library Board may-
 
 
    (a) hold interests in any such body corporate as is mentioned in subsection (1),
 
    (b) exercise rights conferred by the holding of interests in it, and
 
    (c) provide financial or other assistance to or in respect of it (including assistance by way of a loan or a guarantee of its obligations).
      (5) But the powers conferred by subsection (4), in relation to a body corporate, are subject to any conditions imposed in a consent relating to that body given under subsection (3).
 
      (6) This section is without prejudice to any power of the British Library Board to undertake anything mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) by virtue of section 1 of, or the Schedule to, this Act.
 
No further nomination to the Board by the British Museum.     40. - (1) In section 2 of the British Library Act 1972 (constitution of the British Library Board), omit sub-paragraph (1)(c) (which provides for the appointment of one part-time member nominated by the trustees of the British Museum).
 
      (2) The amendment made by subsection (1) does not affect the continuing validity of any appointment of a person as a member of the British Library Board made under section 2(1)(c) of that Act before the coming into force of this section; and any person so appointed shall continue to hold office as if the amendment had not been made.
 
 
Osborne Estate
Osborne Estate.     41. - (1) In section 1(4) of the Osborne Estate Act 1902, paragraph (b) and the words from "And the Commissioners" to the end shall cease to have effect.
 
      (2) In consequence of the provision made by subsection (1), the Osborne Estate Act 1914 shall cease to have effect.
 
      (3) The Secretary of State shall continue to manage Osborne House, and such other parts of the Osborne Estate as are from time to time under his management, in accordance with the provision as to management in section 1(3) of the Osborne Estate Act 1902.
 
      (4) In managing Osborne House as described in subsection (3), the Secretary of State shall ensure that the royal apartments continue to be preserved and kept open to the public as described in section 1(4)(a) of the Osborne Estate Act 1902.
 
      (5) In subsection (3) "the Osborne Estate" is the estate described in the plans deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments and the Clerk of the House of Commons as described in the preamble to the Osborne Estate Act 1902.
 
 
Public statues in Greater London
Removal of requirement for written assent.     42. Section 5 of the Public Statues (Metropolis) Act 1854 (written assent of Secretary of State required for erection of public statue in public place) shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Tourist Boards
British Tourist Authority: extra member to be appointed by Mayor.     43. - (1) In section 1(2) of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 (membership of British Tourist Authority) at the end of paragraph (b) insert and
 
 
    (c) a member appointed by the Mayor of London.
      (2) In consequence of the provision made by subsection (1), for paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to that Act (resignation of members of Tourist Boards) substitute-
 
 4. - (1) Any member of the Board may at any time resign his office by notice in writing served in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.
 
      (2) In the case of a person who is a member of the British Tourist Authority by virtue of section 1(2)(c) of this Act, the notice shall be served on the Mayor of London.
 
      (3) In any other case, the notice shall be served on the relevant Minister.
 
English Tourist Board: new name.     44. - (1) The body established by section 1(1) of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 and known as the English Tourist Board shall, instead of being known by that name, be known as the English Tourism Council.
 
      (2) Schedule 6 (which makes amendments consequential on that change of name) shall have effect.
 
Powers to vary maximum number of members of certain bodies.     45. In section 1 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969, after subsection (3) insert-
 
      (3A) The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument vary the number from time to time specified in subsection (3) of this section as the maximum number of other members of the English Tourism Council.
 
      (3B) The National Assembly for Wales may by order made by statutory instrument vary the number from time to time specified in subsection (3) of this section as the maximum number of other members of the Wales Tourist Board.
 
      (3C) A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (3A) of this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
 
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