140 Procedure on reference of purchase notice to Secretary of State
140 Procedure on reference of purchase notice to Secretary of State

(1)     Where a copy of a purchase notice is sent to the Secretary of State under section 139(4), he shall consider whether to confirm the notice or to take other action under section 141 in respect of it.

(2)     Before confirming a purchase notice or taking such other action, the Secretary of State must give notice of his proposed action—

(a)     to the person who served the purchase notice;

(b)     to the council on whom it was served;

(c)     [in England] outside Greater London—