The county council under these acts has compulsory powers of purchase or hire if they are unable to acquire land by agreement and on reasonable terms. If an objection is made to an order for compulsory purchase or hire, the order will not be confirmed by the Board of Agriculture until after a local inquiry has been held.
Powers of compulsory purchase of lands are also given under the Lands Clauses Acts, but before these can be put in operation certain conditions must be observed.
But early talk of compulsory purchase aroused some local anger and the agencies backed off.
This annuity taxation can be compared to a compulsory purchase annuity taxation can be compared to a compulsory purchase annuity for a pension where all the income is taxed as earned income.