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Civil Defence Act 1939

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63Amendment of s. 5 of Act of 1937

(1)Where by an order made and confirmed under section five of the Act of 1937 (either as originally enacted or as amended or as applied by any provision of this Act) a local authority are authorised to purchase land compulsorily, then at any time after serving a notice to treat and after giving to the occupier of the land not less than fourteen days' notice, they may enter on and take possession of the land or such part thereof as is specified in the notice without previous consent or compliance with sections eighty-four to ninety of the Land. Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, but subject to the payment of the like compensation for the land for which possession is taken, and interest on compensation awarded, as would have been payable if those provisions had been complied with.

(2)Notwithstanding anything in the Local Government Act, 1933, an order for the compulsory acquisition of land which is duly submitted under the said section five (either as originally enacted or as so amended or applied as aforesaid) may, if the Minister thinks fit, be confirmed without an inquiry, whether or not there has been an objection.

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