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Water Resources Act 1991

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7(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, if any person aggrieved by an order under this Schedule desires to question its validity on the ground—E+W

(a)that it is not within the powers of this Schedule; or

(b)that any requirement of this Schedule has not been complied with in relation to the order,

he may, within six weeks after the first publication of the notice required by paragraph 6 above, make an application for the purpose to the High Court.

(2)Where an application under sub-paragraph (1) above is duly made to the High Court, that Court, if satisfied—

(a)that the order is not within the powers of this Schedule; or

(b)that the interests of the applicant have been substantially prejudiced by any requirements of this Schedule not having been complied with,

may quash the order either generally or in so far as it affects the applicant.

(3)The preceding provisions of this paragraph—

(a)shall not apply to any order which is confirmed by Act of Parliament under section 6 of the M1Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945; and

(b)shall have effect in relation to any other order which is subject to special parliamentary procedure by virtue of the provisions of this Schedule as if, for the reference to the first publication of the notice required by paragraph 6 above, there were substituted a reference to the date on which the order becomes operative under that Act of 1945.

(4)Except as provided by this paragraph, the validity of an order under this Schedule shall not, either before or after the order has been made, be questioned in any legal proceedings whatsoever.

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