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Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Drainage and Navigation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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5Further powers of the Ministry.N.I.

(1)For the purpose of carrying this Act into effect or for the purposes of carrying out any of its statutory functions in relation to the Lough or to the Lower Bann or to the drainage or navigation thereof (including the settlement of claims for compensation and the carrying out of compensatory works) the Ministry may subject to the provisions of this Act—

(a)acquire either by agreement or compulsorily in accordance with the provisions of this Act or take on lease any land;

(b)dispose of any land for the time being vested in it;

(c)acquire either by agreement or compulsorily in accordance with the provisions of this Act any fisheries, water rights, navigation or other rights;

(d)enter and carry out works on any land;

(e)restrict, terminate, or otherwise interfere with easements, fisheries, water rights, navigation or other rights; or

(f)maintain any works constructed or used for the purposes of this Act.

(2)The Ministry, where it desires to acquire otherwise than by agreement any land or any such right or interest as is referred to in paragraph ( c) of sub-section (1) shall have power to make an order (in this Act referred to as a “vesting order”) vesting such land, right or interest in the Ministry.

F1[(3)For the purposes of this section, paragraphs (3) and (4) of Article 10 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Drainage (Northern Ireland) Order 1973 [1973 NI 1] shall have effect as if enacted in this Act.]

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