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This Act may be cited as the Metropolitan Police Act 1886 . . . F1
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The police receiver from time to time may provide, by building or otherwise, a central office and such police stations, offices, houses, and buildings as are required for the purposes of the metropolitan police force, and the execution of the enactments relating to such force, and may improve, enlarge, fit up, and provide proper access, yards, and other appurtenances for, any offices, stations, houses, and buildings provided either before or after the passing of this Act for the above purposes, or any of them, and may [F4purchase by agreement, or, if so authorised by the [F5Secretary of State], compulsorily, or] take on lease and hold for the said purpose any land and any rights or easements from over or upon that or any other land, or may exercise any of such powers.]
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(11)The provisions of this Act [F9and of the [F10M1Acquisition of Land Act 1981]] with respect to the purchase of land by the police receiver shall [F9with the necessary modifications] extend to the purchase of land of which such receiver is lessee or occupier in like manner as if another person were for the time being lessee or occupier of such land, [F11and where an order authorising the compulsory purchase under this Act of any such land has come into operation,] the police receiver may give notice to and purchase the estate, right, or interest of some one or more only of the parties interested in the land, but in that case he shall, if any other of such parties, by notice in writing, so requires him, purchase the estate, right, or interest in the land of such party.]
Every purchase, sale, scheme, or lease by the police receiver under the Metropolitan Police Acts, 1829 to 1884, or this Act . . . F14 shall be subject to the approval of a Secretary of State. . . . F14 provided that it shall not be necessary for any vendor, purchaser, lessor, lessee, or lender to ascertain that such approval has been given.]
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The expression “police receiver” means the receiver for the metropolitan police district:
The expression “metropolitan police fund” means the rates, contributions, and funds for the time being applicable for defraying the expenses of the metropolitan police force.
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