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National Health Service Act 2006

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Chapter 1Land and other property

211Acquisition, use and maintenance of property

(1)The Secretary of State may acquire—

(a)any land, either by agreement or compulsorily,

(b)any other property,

required by him for the purposes of this Act.

(2)In particular, land may be so acquired to provide residential accommodation for persons employed for any of those purposes.

(3)The Secretary of State may use for the purposes of any of the functions conferred on him by this Act any property belonging to him by virtue of this Act, and he has power to maintain all such property.

(4)A local social services authority may be authorised to purchase land compulsorily for the purposes of this Act by means of an order made by the authority and confirmed by the Secretary of State.

(5)The Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67) applies to the compulsory purchase of land under this section.

(6)Section 120(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) (which relates to the application of Part 1 of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (c. 56) where a council is authorised to acquire land by agreement) applies to the acquisition of land by the Secretary of State under this section as it applies to such acquisition by a council under that section.

(7)Sections 238 and 239 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) (use and development of consecrated land and burial grounds) apply to consecrated land or land comprised in a burial ground (within the meaning of section 240 of that Act) which—

(a)the Secretary of State holds for the purposes of the health service, and

(b)has not been the subject of a relevant acquisition (within the meaning of that section) by him,

as if that land had been the subject of such an acquisition by him for those purposes.

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