Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1945

28 Maintenance and use of works and continuance in possession. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where government war works have been constructed on any land, any Minister may maintain and use, or authorise the maintenance and use of, those works for the purposes of the public service or for any purpose for which they were maintained or used in the exercise of emergency powers.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1

(3)In connection with the use of any works or land under this section—

(a)any person having the use of the works or land may continue to exercise and enjoy all such rights and advantages as, immediately before the use under this section began, were, by agreement or otherwise, being exercised or enjoyed in connection with the use of the works or land for war purposes by the person then having the use thereof (including, but without prejudice to the generality of the preceding words, rights and advantages as to the taking of water, whether for the purposes of a water undertaking or for other purposes); and

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Ss. 1–14, 26, 27, 28(2)(3)(b), 29–31, 35, 51, 56, 60(5)–(8)(13) and 61(2)(3)(5) repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1971 (c. 52)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 28(1)(3)(a) has permanent effect in relation to government oil pipe lines; Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1948 (c. 17), s. 12(1)