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Ch. 24.

Edinburgh General Register House Act, 1896.

59 & 60 Vict.

provided by the Lands Clauses Acts as modified for the purpose of their incorporation with this Act:

Provided also, that with respect to any pipes, sewers, drains, or electric lighting distributing mains or service lines belonging to the Corporation of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh and District Water Trustees, and the Edinburgh and Leith Corporations Gas Commissioners respectively, within any such lands, the Commissioners shall, before they interfere with any such pipes, sewers, drains, mains, or lines, or interrupt the flow of sewage, water, gas, or electricity therein, as the case may be, give at least one month's previous written notice of their intention to the town clerk of Edinburgh, the clerk to the said Water Trustees, and the clerk to the said Gas Commissioners respectively, and the owners respectively of the said pipes, sewers, drains, mains, and lines may, at the expense of the Commissioners, remove the same and provide such new pipes, sewers, drains, mains, and lines as they may respectively consider necessary, or otherwise do everything they may deem requisite for protecting the flow of sewage, water, gas, or electricity, as the case may be.

Power to enter lands4. The Commissioners and their surveyors, officers, and workmen may at all reasonable time in the daytime, on giving twenty-four hours notice in writing, enter on any of the land which the Commissioners are authorised to acquire under this Act for the purpose of surveying or valuing the same.

Power of Commissioners5. The Commissioners, after they have obtained possession of any land which they are authorised to acquire under this Act, may erect all such buildings, execute all such works, and do all such other things, as may in their opinion be necessary or proper for the purpose of providing accommodation for the business of the Sasine Office and other public departments, and appropriating any such land for that accommodation*

Payment of expenses and application6.—}(1-) All expenses incurred by the Commissioners shall be defrayed out of money provided by Parliament.

(2.) The provisions of the Commissioners of Works Act, 1852,15 & 16 Vict. c. 28 and any Act amending that Act shall apply in the case of the acquisition of land by the Commissioners under this Act in like manner as in the case of a purchase under that Act, and any land acquired by the Commissioners under this Act, or acquired by them before the passing of this Act for the extension of the General Register House at Edinburgh, shall be held by the Commissioners for the public service in like manner as if those lands had been purchased under the Commissioners of Works Act, 1852.

Signature of notices.7. Any notice, summons, writ, or other document required to be notices. given, issued, or signed by or on behalf of the Commissioners may be given, issued, or signed by the secretary or assistant secretary of the Commissioners and need not be under their common seal

Short title.8. This Act may be cited as the Edinburgh General Register House Act, 1896.