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2(1)Subject to this Act and the scheme made under section 2(1) by which it is constituted, a joint fire and rescue board may do anything which appears to it to be appropriate for the purposes of, or in connection with, the carrying out of its functions; and it may in particular—
(a)acquire and dispose of land and other property; and
(2)The power to acquire land in sub-paragraph (1)(a) includes power to purchase land compulsorily, and section 71 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) (acquisition of land compulsorily) shall apply to a joint fire and rescue board as it applies to a local authority.
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