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(1)Only one crofting community body may exercise the right under this Part of this Act to buy the same land or sporting interests.
(2)Where two or more such bodies have applied to buy the same land or sporting interests, it is for Ministers to decide which is to proceed.
(3)Ministers may not make such a decision unless they have had regard to all views on each of the applications, and responses thereto, which they have received in answer to invitations under section 73 above.
(4)On Ministers so deciding—
(a)the other body’s right to buy the land or sporting interests which are the subject of the body’s application is, so far as proceeding on that application, extinguished; and
(b)they shall notify—
(i)the owner of the land or person entitled to the sporting interests; and
of that fact.
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