805. Ministerial functions exercised by the Commission.

If the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport1 directs the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission')2 to exercise certain functions which are specified in the direction in relation to any monument, building or land3 so specified, the Commission must exercise them on his behalf in such manner as he may from time to time direct4. The functions which may be so specified are:


    (1)     functions of management exercisable by the Secretary of State, whether by virtue of an enactment5 or otherwise, in relation to any ancient monument6 or historic building7 situated in England8; and