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Local Government Act 1958

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13(1)The corporation of a borough which has been included in a rural district shall have power to hold land for the purposes of their constitution without licence in mortmain.

(2)Without prejudice to any power to acquire land under the provisions applied by sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph ,1 of this Schedule, where a borough has been included in a rural district any power under its charter to acquire land shall cease, but (whether or not its charter confers any such power) the council of the borough shall have power to acquire land in exchange for, or with capital money arising from, corporate land of the borough.

(3)For the purposes of their functions under subsection (1) of section twenty-five of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949 (which relates to the provision of court houses) the council of a borough which has been included in a rural district shall have the same powers of acquiring or appropriating land as if it had not been so included.

(4)Sections one hundred and sixty-three and one hundred and seventy-two and paragraph (a) of section two hundred and seventeen of the Act of 1933 (which confer powers of appropriation of land and disposal of corporate land and contain savings for mortgages) shall apply in relation to a borough which has been included in a rural district as they apply in relation to a borough not so included.

(5)In this paragraph " corporate land" has the same meaning as in the Act of 1933.

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