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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Acquisition of land

Section 101 – Acquisition of land

268.Section 101 sets out that references to “enactment” in section 70(1) and section 71(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 are to be construed as if they included the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016. This has the effect of allowing local authorities to acquire land, whether inside or outside their area, for the purposes of this Act.

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