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Housing Act 1964

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93Arrangements for demolition of " B.2 " houses by Minister of Public Building and Works

(1)The Minister may make arrangements with the Minister of Public Building and Works whereby, on behalf of and at the expense of the Minister, the Minister of Public Building and Works, if requested so to do by a local authority or development corporation, will demolish a house provided by them whose demolition has been approved under subsection (2) of the last foregoing section and (having demolished it) will, if so requested, execute such works as may be required for clearing the land constituting the site of the house of any substructure and other materials affixed to the land for the purposes of the erection of the house.

(2)Materials and other things rendered available by the demolition, after the coming into force of this section, of a house whose demolition is approved as aforesaid (whether the demolition is carried out by the local authority or development corporation who provided it or by the Minister of Public Building and Works under arrangements made as aforesaid) and materials and other things rendered available by the execution by that Minister, under such arrangements, of works for clearing land shall be held or disposed of for the benefit of the Crown in such manner as the Minister may determine.

(3)In this section " development corporation" means a development corporation established under the New Towns Act 1946.

(4)In the application of this section to Scotland—

(a)for the references to the Minister there shall be substituted references to the Secretary of State;

(b)the references to a development corporation shall be omitted;

(c)in subsection (1), the reference to a house provided by a local authority shall include a reference to a house belonging to a local authority;

(d)in subsection (2), the reference to the local authority who provided a house whose demolition is approved shall include a reference to the local authority to whom any such house belongs.

(5)Any expenses incurred by the Minister in connection with arrangements under this section shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament.

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