808. The Corporate Officers of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

The Parliamentary Corporate Bodies Act 19921 creates two corporations sole2, namely the 'Corporate Officer of the House of Lords' and the 'Corporate Officer of the House of Commons', both having perpetual succession, an official seal and power to sue and be sued under their respective names3. The Corporate Officer of the Lords4 in relation to the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the Commons5 in relation to the House of Commons have the power:

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    (1)     to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of land and any other property for any purpose of that House;

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    (2)     to enter into