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(1)With the consent of . . . . . . F1 the Treasury, land may . . . . . . F2 be acquired compulsorily by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland (in this Act referred to as “the Board”) for the purposes of the Small Holding Colonies Acts, 1916 and 1918, and the powers of acquiring land by agreement under those Acts shall be exercisable . . . . . . F2
(2)The word “experimental” occurring in section one of the M1Small Holding Colonies Act, 1916, and so much of section eleven of that Act and section one of the M2Small Holding Colonies Act, 1918, as limits the total area of the land which may be acquired by the Board, or restricts the powers of the Board in acquiring land to taking land on lease, purchasing land in consideration of an annual payment and taking land in feu or requires that three-fourths of the land for the time being acquired shall consist of land suitable to be cultivated as arable land, shall cease to have effect.
(3)The Board shall, in addition to the powers conferred on them by the said Acts, have in relation to all land acquired by them thereunder, whether before or after the passing of this act and wherever situated, and in relation to the tenants and small landholders occupying such land, the like powers which they possess in relation to land acquired under the M3Congested Districts (Scotland) Act, 1897, and in relation to the landholders, cottars and fishermen in that Act mentioned.
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