50Accommodation and other resourcesE+W+S+N.I.
(1)The Lord Chancellor must ensure that the Supreme Court is provided with the following—
(a)such court-houses, offices and other accommodation as the Lord Chancellor thinks are appropriate for the Court to carry on its business;
(b)such other resources as the Lord Chancellor thinks are appropriate for the Court to carry on its business.
(2)The Lord Chancellor may discharge the duty under subsection (1) by—
(a)providing accommodation or other resources, or
(b)entering into arrangements with any other person for the provision of accommodation or other resources.
(3)The powers to acquire land for the public service conferred by—
(a)section 2 of the Commissioners of Works Act 1852 (c. 28) (acquisition by agreement), and
(b)section 228(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) (compulsory acquisition),
are to be treated as including power to acquire land for the purpose of its provision under arrangements under subsection (2)(b).
(4)The Scottish Ministers may make payments by way of contribution to the costs incurred by the Lord Chancellor in providing the Court with resources in accordance with subsection (1)(b).
(5)In this section “court-house” means any place where the Court sits, including the precincts of any building in which it sits.