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2(1)The following provisions of this paragraph have effect in any case where the Secretary of State or the nominated undertaker, in exercise of the powers of Part I of this Act, acquires any interest in or temporarily occupies any land in which apparatus is placed.U.K.

(2)Unless a certificate is issued by [F1the appropriate Minister] under sub-paragraph (3) below the apparatus shall not be removed under this Part of this Schedule, and any right of the undertakers to maintain, repair, renew, adjust, alter or inspect the apparatus in that land shall not be extinguished—

(a)in the case of a right to adjust or alter apparatus, until 28 days after the nominated undertaker has given the undertakers in whom the right is vested a preliminary notice under paragraph 4 below in respect of land to which the right relates, or, if earlier, the date on which the nominated undertaker commences any work on that land, and

(b)in any other case, until any necessary alternative apparatus has been constructed and is in operation to the reasonable satisfaction of the undertakers.

(3)Where [F2the appropriate Minister certifies] in relation to any apparatus that—

(a)failure to remove the apparatus would cause undue delay to the construction of the scheduled works, and

(b)the removal of the apparatus before the provision of alternative apparatus in accordance with this paragraph would not substantially prejudice the ability of the undertakers to meet any relevant service obligations,

that apparatus may be removed (or required by the nominated undertaker to be removed) under this Part of this Schedule before any necessary alternative apparatus has been constructed or is in operation to the reasonable satisfaction of the undertakers.

[F3(4)In this paragraph, “appropriate Minister” means—

(a)in cases relating to apparatus belonging to, or maintained by, electricity or gas undertakers, [F4the Secretary of State for Transport] and [F5the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy] acting jointly, and

(b)in any other case, the Secretary of State.]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in Sch. 15 Pt. II para. 2(2) substituted (26.1.1998) by S.I. 1997/2971, art. 6(1), Sch. paras. 25, 35(a)

F2Words in Sch. 15 Pt. II para. 2(3) substituted (26.1.1998) by S.I. 1997/2971, art. 6(1), Sch. paras. 25, 35(b)

F3Sch. 15 Pt. II para. 2(4) substituted (26.1.1998) by S.I. 1997/2971, art. 6(1), Sch. paras. 25, 35(c)

F4Words in Sch. 15 Pt. II para. 2(4)(a) substituted (25.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2626, art. 20, Sch. 2 para. 21(7)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 15 Pt. II para. 2(4) transfer of functions (5.3.2009) by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/229), art. 4, Sch. 1(h)

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