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The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Alteration of Housing Finance Arrangements) Order 2004

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Alteration of Housing Finance Arrangements) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 1st April 2004.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

“the 1987 Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(1);

“year” means a financial year within the meaning of section 96(5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(2); and

“general fund” means the fund which a local authority requires to have by virtue of section 93 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Date of Cessation of housing support grants and duty to keep housing revenue account

3.  1st April 2004 is the date on which–

(a)sections 191 to 193 (housing support grants); and

(b)section 203(1) (duty to keep housing revenue account) of the 1987 Act,

cease to apply in relation to the following local authorities:–

(i)Dumfries and Galloway Council;

(ii)Scottish Borders Council; and

(iii)City of Glasgow Council.

Accounting arrangements for income and expenditure accounted for in the housing revenue account and land held on that account

4.  The income and expenditure of any local authority mentioned in article 3 above which would, prior to 1st April 2004, have been income and expenditure accounted for in the housing revenue account shall, subject to article 5, on and after that date be paid into, or as the case may be out of, the general fund of that local authority.

5.  Each local authority mentioned in article 3 shall, in addition, keep a separate accounting record of all buildings and land which would immediately before 1st April 2004, have been held in the housing revenue account of that local authority and any such record shall, in particular, record income received by that local authority for a disposal of any such building or land.

MARGARET CURRAN

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

9th March 2004

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