National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1954

Temporary preservation orders.

4.—(1) Where it appears to the Commissioners that a monument which in their opinion is a national monument is in immediate danger of injury or destruction the Commissioners may by order (in this Act referred to as a temporary preservation order) undertake the preservation of such monument.

(2) A temporary preservation order shall, unless previously revoked by order of the Commissioners, remain in force for a period of six months and shall then expire.

(3) A temporary preservation order shall not be in substitution for or operate to prevent the making of a preservation order.

(4) References in section 9 (other than paragraphs (2) and (3)) and in section 14 of the Principal Act to preservation orders shall be construed as including references to temporary preservation orders.