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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 339  (C. 31)

Housing

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2011

Made

20th September 2011

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

22nd September 2011

Coming into force

7th October 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 166(2) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2011 and comes into force on 7th October 2011.

Appointed day

2.  7th October 2011 is the day appointed for the following provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 to come into force—

(a)section 157 (vacant dwellings: use of information obtained for council tax purposes); and

(b)section 158 (housing support: persons found to be homeless or threatened with homelessness), but only for the purpose of enabling consultation by the Scottish Ministers in terms of section 32B(7) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(2).

KEITH BROWN

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

20th September 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings section 157 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (“the 2010 Act”) into force on 7th October 2011 for all purposes. The Order also brings section 158 of the 2010 Act into force on 7th October 2011, for the limited purpose of enabling consultation by the Scottish Ministers in terms of section 32B(7) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987. Section 158 amends the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 Act by inserting section 32B.

The 2010 Act received Royal Assent on 9th December 2010. Sections 161, 163 and 165 to 167 came into force on Royal Assent.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.S.I. No.

Section 143 (partially)3rd January 2011S.S.I. 2010/444
Sections 138 to 141, 143 (in so far as not already in force), 144, 148 to 151, 152(1) and (2), 154, 156 and 164, and schedule 2, paragraph 21st March 2011S.S.I. 2011/96
Section 162 (partially)1st March 2011S.S.I. 2011/96
Section 153(a) (partially)20th March 2011S.S.I. 2011/181
Sections 1, 2, 3(2), 5(1)(a), (2) and (3), 6(2), 7 to 12, 15 to 17, 18(1) and (2), 19, 31 to 33, 39, 46(2) and 47(2), and schedule 2, paragraphs 6, 8, 9 and 101st April 2011S.S.I. 2011/96
Partially, sections 4, 24 to 26, 28, 35, 36, 50, 51, 54, 68, 73(3), 108(3), 109(4) and 1621st April 2011S.S.I. 2011/96
Section 152(3)4th April 2011S.S.I. 2011/96
Section 14230th June 2011S.S.I. 2011/96
(2)

1987 c.26. Section 32B of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 is added by section 158 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010.

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