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National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972

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58Purchase of land and moveable property

(1)The Secretary of State may purchase by agreement any moveable property and, by agreement or compulsorily, any land which he considers is required for the purposes of any service under the Health Service Acts, and may use for those purposes any property, heritable or moveable, acquired by him or on his behalf, under those Acts.

(2)Where the Secretary of State acquires premises under the foregoing subsection, he may acquire compulsorily, in accordance with Schedule 3 to the Act of 1947, any equipment, furniture or other moveable property used in or in connection with the premises.

(3)Any Health Board or the Agency may acquire on behalf of the Secretary of State any moveable property which may be required for the purposes aforesaid.

(4)For the purpose of the purchase of land by agreement by the Secretary of State, the Lands Clauses Acts (except so much thereof as relates to the acquisition of land otherwise than by agreement, and the provisions relating to access to the special Act, and except sections 120 to 125 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845), and section 6 and sections 70 to 78 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845 (as originally enacted and not as amended by section 15 of the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1923) are hereby incorporated with this section, and, in construing those Acts for the purposes of this section, this section shall be deemed to be the special Act and the Secretary of State shall be deemed to be the promoter of the undertaking.

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