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Development Services Act (Northern Ireland) 1948

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7Matters to be regarded in administering this Act.N.I.

In determining whether to acquire any land under this Act, or to give or to recommend or approve the giving of any financial assistance under this Act, and in considering the extent of such assistance, the Ministry in consultation with any other Government department concerned shall have regard to circumstances which make it desirable that—

(a)works to be undertaken for the provision or improvement of any service should be specially assisted for the purpose of providing employment in the area in question and, in particular, employment for persons who have served full-time in the armed forces of the Crown in time of war emergency;

(b)land which is derelict (particularly land within or near urban areas) shall be brought into use;

(c)works should be undertaken for the development of the area in question or for the improvement of the amenities of the neighbourhood;

and shall also have regard to—

(d)the revenue or profit, if any, likely to be derived by a local or public authority as a result of a scheme assisted by grants under this Act;

(e)the financial resources of the local or public authority so assisted under this Act;

(f)the extent, if any, to which assistance is available for the scheme under any other enactment; and

(g)any other special circumstances which in the opinion of the Ministry make it desirable to carry out the scheme, and to give or to withhold from giving any assistance under this Act;

and the Ministry of Health and Local GovernmentF1 in approving any scheme under section four of this Act shall likewise have regard to the matters aforesaid.

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F1Functions transf., SRO (NI) 1964/205; 1973/504

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