(1)A person proposing to execute works in land for the placing therein of a pipe-line or a length of a pipe-line may, by means of an order made by the Minister (in this Act referred to as a “compulsory purchase order”), be authorised to purchase compulsorily land described in the order which is required by him as the site of any of the works.
(2)The Minister, on an application for a compulsory purchase order, shall have power in his discretion to grant the application or to refuse it.
(3)The provisions of Part I of the Second Schedule to this Act shall have effect with respect to the making of applications for compulsory purchase orders, for the purpose of securing that opportunities are afforded for the making of objections to such applications, with respect to any modifications subject to which such orders may be made, for limiting the rights of persons to question the validity of such orders, and with respect to other related matters therein mentioned.
(4)The provisions of the Third Schedule to this Act shall apply to a compulsory purchase order for the purpose of rendering it effectual and of modifying the M1Land Compensation Act 1961, in relation to the assessment of compensation payable in consequence of the purchase, by virtue of such an order, of any land.
(5)A compulsory purchase order shall be subject to special parliamentary procedure.
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