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Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972

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213Meaning of " the appropriate Minister "

(1)In this Act" the appropriate Minister "—

(a)in relation to statutory undertakers carrying on an under taking for the supply of gas or hydraulic power, means the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry;

(b)in relation to statutory undertakers carrying on a light house undertaking, means the said Secretary of State or the Board of Trade;

(c)in relation to statutory undertakers carrying on an under taking for the supply of electricity or water, means the Secretary of State; and

(d)in relation to any other statutory undertakers, means the Secretary of State for the Environment.

(2)This Act shall have effect as if references to the Secretary of State and the appropriate Minister—

(a)were references to the Secretary of State and the appropriate Minister, if the appropriate Minister is not the one concerned as the Secretary of State; and

(b)were references to the one concerned as the Secretary of State alone, if he is also the appropriate Minister;

and similarly with references to a Minister and the appropriate Minister and with any provision requiring the Secretary of State to act jointly with the appropriate Minister.

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