1043. Expenditure on acquisition or preservation of ancient monuments.

The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission')1, as respects an ancient monument2 situated in England3, and the Welsh Ministers4, as respects an ancient monument situated in Wales:

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    (1)     may defray or contribute towards the cost of the acquisition by any person5 of any ancient monument6;

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    (2)     may undertake, or assist in, or defray or contribute towards the cost of the removal of any ancient monument or of any part of any such monument to another place for the purpose of preserving it, and may at the request of the owner7 undertake, or assist in, or defray