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Article 163(2).

SCHEDULE 12N.I.SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

1.  The repeal by this Order of sections 10, 11 and 16(4) to (6) of the Housing Executive Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 [1971 c.5] shall not affect prejudicially the rights of any person transferred to the employment of the Executive by that Act.N.I.

Para. 2 rep. by 1983 NI 15

3.  The repeal of Article 31 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 and Article 14 of the Housing Finance (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 [1977 NI 8] shall not affect any power or duty of the Department under section 12 of the Housing and Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1946 [1946 c.4] or section 15 of the Housing Act (Northern Ireland) 1963 [1963 c.26] to pay—N.I.

(a)contributions to any housing association in respect of a housing scheme approved by the Department before 10th November 1976; or

(b)any annual contributions which the Department may have determined to make before that date.

4.—(1) Notwithstanding the repeal by this Order of Article 15 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 [1978 NI 2] , a district council or, as the case may be, the Department shall not pay a grant under any of the following enactments, namely—N.I.

(a)section 1 of the Housing and Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1946;

(b)sections 6 and 15 of the Housing (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 1946 [1946 c.20] ; and

(c)sections 1, 4 and 11 of the Housing on Farms Act (Northern Ireland) 1972;

unless—

(i)application for grant under those enactments was submitted on or before 31st March 1978, and

(ii)the new house to which the application relates is completed on or before 31st March 1981.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1)—

  • “applications” include housing schemes and plans and specifications submitted for the approval of a district council;

  • “completed”, in relation to a new house provided in pursuance of a scheme under section 1(1) of the Housing and Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1946, means “let”; and

  • “grant” includes “contribution”.

5.  For the purpose of allowing an application for an improvement grant, an intermediate grant, or a repairs grant to be made notwithstanding that some of the works specified therein were specified in an application made before 10th November 1976 for an improvement grant or a standard grant under Part I of the Housing Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 [1971 c.3] , or a grant under Part III of the Housing on Farms Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 [1972 c.3] , the Executive, or, as the case may be, the Department shall allow that application to be withdrawn, whether or not it has been approved, unless it is satisfied that the works specified in the application have been begun.N.I.

6.  Notwithstanding the repeal of Article 1(3) of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 [1976 NI 25] , the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) and Rent Restriction Law (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1956 [1956 c.10] may continue to be cited as the Housing Act (Northern Ireland) 1956 in any statutory provision, instrument or document.N.I.

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