§ 5.—(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if—
- (a) a freehold or leasehold interest in land is held by a local education authority,
- (b) at any time in the period of 5 years ending with the day on which this Act is passed the land was used wholly or mainly for the purposes of a county school or community school, and
- (c) the authority proposes to make an appropriation of the land under section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972.
§ (2) Unless the Secretary of State consents, the authority must not make the appropriation.
§ 6.—(1) This paragraph applies if an authority makes an appropriation in contravention of paragraph 5(2).
§ (2) The Secretary of State may purchase the interest concerned compulsorily.
§ (3) Paragraph 3(6) to (9) apply to a compulsory purchase of an interest under sub-paragraph (2) above as they apply to a compulsory purchase of an interest under paragraph 3(5).