1089. Acquisition by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers of historic buildings etc.

(iii)     Acquisition of Historic Buildings Etc

1089.     Acquisition by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers of historic buildings etc.

Subject as provided below1, the Secretary of State2 has or, in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers3 have power4:

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    (1)     to acquire by agreement, whether by purchase, lease or otherwise, or to accept a gift5 of:

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      (a)     any building appearing to the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers to be one of outstanding historic or architectural interest6;

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      (b)     any land comprising, or contiguous or adjacent to, any such building7;

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    (2)     to purchase by agreement, or to