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Civil Aviation Act 1971

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4(1)In section 24 of the [1949 c. 67..] Civil Aviation Act 1949 (hereafter in this Schedule referred to as " the Act of 1949 ") references to land vested in the Secretary of State or which he proposes to acquire shall include references to land vested in the Authority or which the Authority proposes to acquire, and any rights created by an order made by virtue of this paragraph shall be rights in favour of the Authority.

(2)Any compensation payable under subsection (4) of that section or Part III of Schedule 1 to that Act in consequence of an order made by virtue of this paragraph shall be payable by the Authority instead of the Secretary of State.

(3)In subsection (5) of that section the reference to the consent of the Secretary of State shall, in relation to an order made by virtue of this paragraph, be construed as a reference to the consent either of the Secretary of State or of the Authority.

(4)Notwithstanding anything in subsection (9) of that section, proceedings for an offence under that section in relation to an order made by virtue of this paragraph may be instituted in England and Wales or Northern Ireland by the Authority without the consent of the Secretary of State or the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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