996. Powers of ownership.

(iii)     Property of the National Trust

996.     Powers of ownership.

The National Trust1, either alone or jointly with other bodies or persons2, may acquire by purchase (other than compulsorily), gift or otherwise, land, buildings and hereditaments and any interests in them and any other property of whatsoever nature and may act as a trustee of any property devoted to public purposes3. It may also acquire and retain any land, buildings and hereditaments which in the council's4 opinion it is desirable to hold as investments5. Certain property vested in the trust6 is not chargeable with any debts and liabilities