143 Effect of Secretary of State's action in relation to purchase notice
143 Effect of Secretary of State's action in relation to purchase notice

(1)     Where the Secretary of State confirms a purchase notice—

(a)     the council on whom the purchase notice was served, or

(b)     if under section 141(4) the Secretary of State modified the purchase notice by substituting another local authority or statutory undertakers for that council, that other authority or those undertakers,

shall be deemed to be authorised to acquire the interest of the owner compulsorily in accordance with the relevant provisions, and to have served a notice to treat in respect of it on such date as the Secretary of State may direct.

(2)     If, before the end of the relevant period, the Secretary of State has neither—

(a)     confirmed the purchase notice, nor

(b)     taken any such action in respect of it as is mentioned in section 141(2) or (3), nor

(c)     notified the owner by whom the notice was served that he does not propose to confirm the notice,