804. General functions of the Commission.

It is the duty of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission')1 so far as practicable:

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    (1)     to secure the preservation of ancient monuments2 and historic buildings3 situated in England4;

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    (2)     to promote the preservation and enhancement of the character and appearance of conservation areas5 situated in England6; and

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    (3)     to promote the public's enjoyment of, and advance the public's knowledge of, ancient monuments and historic buildings situated in England and their preservation7,

in exercising the functions conferred on it8; but in the event of a conflict between those functions and that duty, those functions will prevail9.

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