Schedule 7 — Amendments of enactiments: Part 1

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 31st March 2008.

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Amendment made: No. 27, in page 175, line 12, at end insert—

'Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)

8A The Greater London Authority Act 1999 is amended as follows.

8B (1) Section 333A (the London housing strategy) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (3)—

(a) in paragraph (a) for "Housing Corporation for the purpose of making housing grant" substitute "Homes and Communities Agency", and

(b) in paragraph (b)—

(i) for "Housing Corporation", in the first place where it appears, substitute "Homes and Communities Agency",

(ii) for "making housing grant" substitute "giving housing financial assistance", and

(iii) omit the words from "(and see also" to the end of the paragraph.

(3) In subsection (4)—

(a) in paragraph (a)—

(i) for "grant", in both places where it appears, substitute "housing financial assistance",

(ii) for "made" substitute "given", and

(iii) for "payable" substitute "given", and

(b) in paragraph (b) for "grant" substitute "housing financial assistance".

(4) In subsection (8)(a) for "Housing Corporation" substitute "Homes and Communities Agency".

(5) In subsection (10)—

(a) for the definition of "housing grant" substitute—

""housing financial assistance" means financial assistance given under section 22 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 in connection with the provision of housing accommodation;",

(b) after the definition of "local housing authority" insert—

""provide", in relation to houses or housing accommodation, includes—

(i) provide by way of acquisition, construction, conversion, improvement or repair; and(ii) provide indirectly;", and

(c) omit the words from "and the reference" to the end.

8C In section 333D (duty to have regard to the London housing strategy)—

(a) in the heading for "Housing Corporation" substitute "Homes and Communities Agency", and

(b) in subsection (1) for the words from "under" to "Corporation" substitute "relating to Greater London and conferred by or under Part 1 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (other than any function conferred by virtue of section 13 or 14 of that Act), the Homes and Communities Agency".'.— [Liz Blackman.]

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