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Iron and Steel Act 1982

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9Compulsory purchase of land

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, the Secretary of State may authorise the Corporation to purchase compulsorily any land required for the exercise and performance of their functions or the carrying on of any activity by a publicly-owned company ; and the Acquisition of Land Act shall apply.

(2)The Secretary of State shall not under this section authorise the acquisition by the Corporation of any land for the purpose of the carrying on by them or any publicly-owned company of any activity, other than the working and getting of iron ore, if that land is being used wholly or mainly by any other person for the purpose of carrying on the same activity or for purposes incidental to the carrying on of that activity.

(3)In this section " the Acquisition of Land Act " means—

(a)in the application of this section to England and Wales, the Acquisition of Land Act 1981;

(b)in the application of this section to Scotland, the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947;

and the said Act of 1947 shall have effect for the purposes of subsection (1) above as if the Corporation were a local authority within the meaning of that Act and as if this Act had been in force immediately before the commencement of the said Act of 1947.

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