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Civil Defence Act 1939

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4Execution of works

Where it appears to the local authority expedient for the purpose of making designated premises suitable or more suitable for any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) of section two of this Act, or of keeping them suitable for any of those purposes, that works should be executed in those premises, or in the building of which they form part, or in or on any adjacent building or land, they may, if they are unable to secure the execution of those works by agreement, themselves execute those works :

Provided that—

(a)the local authority shall not, except with the agreement of all persons concerned, begin any such works as aforesaid until the period has expired for appealing to the Minister against the designation of the premises in question or, if an appeal is brought within that period, until the determination or abandonment of that appeal;

(b)before entering (otherwise than with the consent of the occupier) on any premises, building or land for the purpose of executing any works, the local authority shall give to the occupier at least fourteen days' notice in writing of their intention so to do, but any such notice may be given at any time after the designation of the premises.

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