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To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-28426 by Richard Lochhead on 26 November 2015, whether extant Acts of Parliament enacted before the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) may be used for compulsory purchase purposes provided that any decision to exercise these powers was compatible with responsibilities to respect the rights of individuals under the ECHR.

Answered by Richard Lochhead (14/01/2016):

Yes, in general, provisions for the use of compulsory purchase powers in extant Acts of Parliament can still be exercised so long as the decision to exercise such powers is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 14/01/2016
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