Housing (Amendment) [Money]

Orders of the Day — Housing (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1972.

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Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to extend the operation of the Housing Act 1971, it is expedient to authorise any payment out of money provided by Parliament which is attributable to a provision which—

  1. (1) extends for one year the period within which works must be completed if they are to qualify for financial assistance under the Housing Act 1969, the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968 or the Housing (Scotland) Act 1969 at the increased rate for which the Housing Act 1971 provides;
  2. (2) enables the Secretary of State—
    1. (a) to make a contribution to a local authority in respect of an improvement grant at the increased rate for which the said Act of 1971 provides where the application for the grant was approved on or after 4th August 1972 and the grant is the maximum permissible amount;
    2. (b) to pay a portion of a contribution under the Housing Act 1969 or the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968 at the increased rate for which the said Act of 1971 provides in a case where the contribution is payable in respect of a number of dwellings and the works required for all of them have not been completed within the period mention in paragraph (1) above:
And that it is expedient to authorise any payment into the Consolidated Fund under any other Act which falls to be made in consequence of the provisions of the said Act of the present Session.—[Mr. Eyre.]