Part 1: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens
Clause 1: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens
12 This clause provides that the Secretary of State's powers of management in relation to Kew includes power 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 that prevented the grant of a lease of land at Kew for a term of more than 31 years. The changes made by clause 1 allow the Secretary of State to grant leases of land at Kew for terms of up to 150 years.
13 Before granting any lease, the Secretary of State would have to consider and be satisfied that the terms of the lease would not have any adverse impact upon the UNESCO World Heritage Status of Kew or the ability of the Board of Trustees to carry out their functions under Section 24 of the National Heritage Act 1983.
Clause 2: Extent, commencement and short title
14 This provision is self-explanatory