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Edinburgh General Register House Act, 1896.

Ch. 24.


Midlothian, and also with the principal sheriff clerk of the county of the city of Edinburgh:

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Power to purchase land.1. The Commissioners may purchase and acquire for the purposes Power to of this Act all or any of the lands delineated on the deposited plans purchase land, and described in the deposited books of reference.

Incorporation of Lands Clauses Acts.2.—(1.) For the purpose of the purchase and acquisition of land Incorporation under this Act the Lands Clauses Acts shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be incorporated with this Act with the following exceptions and modifications:—

(a.) The provisions relating to the sale of superfluous land and access to the special Act shall not be incorporated with this Act: (b.) In the construction of this Act, and of the incorporated Acts, this Act shall be deemed to be the "special Act," and the Commissioners shall be deemed to be the " promoters of the undertaking ":

(c.) The bond required by section eighty-four of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1845, shall be under the common seal of the Commissioners, and shall be sufficient without the addition of the securities mentioned in that section:

(d.) All claims for compensation made upon the Commissioners under this Act, or any Act incorporated herewith, shall, if the person claiming has no greater interest in the land in respect of which compensation is claimed, than as tenant from year to year, or as a leaseholder for any term of which not more than eighteen months remain unexpired at the time at which the claim is made, be determined in manner provided by section one hundred and fourteen of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1845 8 & 9 Vict. c. 19.

(2.) The powers of the Commissioners for the compulsory purchase of land under this Act shall cease after the expiration of three years from the passing of this Act.

Extinction of rights of way and other easements3. All rights of way, rights of laying down or of continuing Extinction of any pipes, sewers, or drains, on, through, or under any of the lands acquired by or vested in the Commissioners under the provisions of this Act, and all other rights and servitude in or relating to such lands shall be extinguished, and all the soil of such ways, and the property in the pipes, sewers, and drains shall vest in the Commissioners:

Provided that any person may recover from the Commissioners such compensation (if any) as they may be entitled to under any of the provisions of the Lands Clauses Acts for any rights or property of which they may be deprived in pursuance of this section, and the amount of that compensation shall be determined in manner