1039. Transfer of ancient monuments.

In respect of any monument1 of which the Secretary of State2, the Welsh Ministers3, the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission')4 or a local authority5 is the owner or guardian6, or any land associated with any such monument7, the Secretary of State, Welsh Ministers, Commission or local authority may enter into and carry into effect any agreement for the transfer of the monument or land or the guardianship of that monument or land8 from:

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    (1)     the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers to the local authority9;

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    (2)     the local authority to the Secretary of State