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Supply Powers Act 1975

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2Application to Secretary of State of Defence Acts and other enactments

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council apply in relation to the Secretary of State, with any necessary modifications or adaptations, any of the provisions of the enactments specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act, so as to confer on the Secretary of State any powers, rights and privileges in relation to the acquisition and holding of land for the purpose of discharging any of his functions under this Act, and in relation to the management, use and disposal in any manner of land acquired for that purpose, which under those enactments are vested in the Secretary of State for Defence for any purpose.

(2)Her Majesty may by Order in Council apply in relation to the Secretary of State acting in the discharge of any of his functions under this Act or to property for the time being vested in or under the control of the Secretary of State for the purpose of discharging any of those functions, with any necessary modifications or adaptations, any of the provisions of the enactments specified in Part II of Schedule 1 to this Act.

(3)Any Order in Council made under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order in Council.

(4)Subject to subsection (5) below, no recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty to make an Order in Council under this, section unless a draft of the Order has been laid before Parliament and has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(5)If at any time when Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or when both Houses of Parliament are adjourned for more than 14 days, it. is shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that the making of an Order in Council under this section is urgently necessary, a draft of the Order need not be laid before Parliament, but the Order shall, except as respects things previously done or omitted to be done, cease to have effect at the expiration of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the House of Commons first sits after the making of the Order unless within that period resolutions approving the Order are passed by both Houses of Parliament.

(6)References in this section to the Secretary of State do not include the Secretary of State for Defence.

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