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Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 1: Orders as to transport systems and inland waterways

8.Section 1(1)(a) gives the Scottish Ministers a power to authorise, by order, the construction and operation, or matters connected with the construction and operation, of the transport systems specified in the section. Section 23 provides a definition for each of the transport systems.

9.Section 1(1)(b) gives the Scottish Ministers a power to authorise, by order, the construction and operation of an inland waterway. An inland waterway is defined in section 23 as including both natural and artificial waterways and therefore may include rivers, lochs and canals.

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