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Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1945

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12Overriding provision as to purchase of certain commons and open spaces

Where proposals for the acquisition of land under this Part of this Act include proposals for the acquisition of land which consists of or includes the whole or any part of a common or open space, the Minister shall not, in pursuance of those proposals, acquire, or serve notice to treat for the acquisition of, any part of that common or open space unless each House of Parliament resolves that the proposals, so far as they relate to that common or open space, ought to be proceeded with:

Provided that this section shall not apply where the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, in the case of a common, or the Minister of Town and Country Planning, in the case of an open space not being a common, certifies that other land, not being less in area and being equally advantageous to the public, is to be provided in lieu of the common or open space or part of a common or open space which is proposed to be acquired.

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