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Food Act 1984

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50Establishment or acquisition

(1)The council of a district may—

(a)establish a market within their district;

(b)acquire by agreement (but not otherwise), either by purchase or on lease, the whole or any part of an existing market undertaking within their district, and any rights enjoyed by any person within their district in respect of a market and of tolls,

and, in either case, may provide—

(i)a market place with convenient approaches to it;

(ii)a market house and other buildings convenient for the holding of a market.

(2)A market shall not be established in pursuance of this section so as to interfere with any rights, powers or privileges enjoyed within the district in respect of a market by any person, without that person's consent

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), another local authority shall not be deemed to be enjoying any rights, powers or privileges within the district by reason only of the fact that they have established a market within their own district either—

(a)under paragraph (a) of subsection (1); or

(b)under the corresponding provision of either the Food and Drugs Act 1955 or the Food and Drugs Act 1938 ; or

(c)under any corresponding provision repealed by that Act of 1938 or the Public Health Act 1875, otherwise than by acquisition of a then existing market.

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