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Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994

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84Local authority land appropriated to magistrates' courts purposes

After section 59 of the 1979 Act there shall be inserted—

59ALocal authority land appropriated to magistrates' courts purposes

(1)Where after the commencement of this section a responsible authority appropriate any land owned by them to magistrates' courts purposes, the authority shall be taken for the purposes of section 59(2) of this Act to incur, in the year in which the appropriation is made, capital expenditure in pursuance of their functions under this Part of this Act of an amount equal to the open market value of the land at the time of the appropriation.

(2)In subsection (1) above—

  • “land” includes any interest in land,

  • “magistrates' courts purposes” means the purposes of being provided under section 55(1) of this Act as a petty sessional court-house or other accommodation, and

  • “responsible authority” has the same meaning as in section 55 of this Act.

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