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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Confirmation of compulsory acquisition order.

67.When an application has been made under this Part of this Act to the Minister by a public assistance authority for an order confirming a compulsory acquisition order and the Minister is satisfied that the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to matters antecedent to such application have been complied with in respect of such compulsory acquisition order, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) if no objection (other than an objection which, in the opinion of the Minister, relates only to compensation) to such compulsory acquisition order has been duly made to the Minister or every such objection so made has been withdrawn, the Minister may, as he shall think proper, either refuse to confirm such compulsory acquisition order, or make an order confirming such compulsory acquisition order without modification, or make an order confirming such compulsory acquisition order with such modifications as the Minister shall think proper;

(b) in any case to which the next preceding paragraph of this section applies, the Minister may, if he so thinks fit, before dealing with such application cause a public local inquiry to be held in respect of such compulsory acquisition order;

(c) if an objection (other than an objection which, in the opinion of the Minister, relates only to compensation) to such compulsory acquisition order has been duly made to the Minister and has not been withdrawn, the Minister shall cause a public local inquiry to be held in respect of such compulsory acquisition order;

(d) when a public local inquiry has been held in pursuance of the next preceding paragraph of this section, the Minister, having considered the report of the person by whom such inquiry was held and the objection or all the objections which occasioned the holding of such inquiry, may, as he shall think proper, either refuse to confirm such compulsory acquisition order, or make an order confirming such compulsory acquisition order without modification, or make an order confirming such compulsory acquisition order with such modifications as the Minister shall think proper.