Kew Garden (Leases) (No.3) Bill

Explanatory Notes


Overview of the Bill

1 This Bill provides that the Secretary of State's powers of management in relation to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew) include powers to grant a lease over land at Kew for a term of up to 150 years. It also disapplies the restriction in section 5 of The Crown Lands Act 1702, in relation to a lease of land at Kew. Section 5 of that Act currently prevents the sale of Crown land (such as Kew) and limits the length of leases over it to a term of 31 years.

 

Prepared 11th June 2019