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(1)Ministers may vest in themselves by a general vesting declaration any land which they are authorised to acquire compulsorily under section 22.
(2)Schedule 15 to the 1997 Act accordingly applies to the compulsory acquisition of land under section 22, with the following modifications—
(a)this Act is to be treated as a compulsory purchase order,
(b)Ministers are the “acquiring authority”,
(c)section 36 of this Act applies instead of paragraph 2, and
(d)in the definition of land in paragraph 39, “relevant enactments” means this Act.
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