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Building Control Act 1966

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8Power to extend or restrict control

(1)The Minister may by order—

(a)direct that, in relation to all work or to work of any description, section 2(1) of this Act shall have effect with the substitution for the amount of £100,000 of such other amount (whether higher or lower, but not being less than £50,000) as may be specified in the order;

(b)direct that there shall be exempt from control under this Act—

(i)work of any description specified in the order;

(ii)all work carried out during such period as may be specified in the order or until a further order under this sub-paragraph ;

(c)direct that there shall not be exempt from control under this Act all work, or work of any description, which would otherwise be exempt from such control by virtue of section 3(1)(b) or (c), 4 or 5(1)(d) to (i) of this Act.

(2)An order under this section may describe the work to which it applies by reference to the nature of the work or to the place where, the period during which, or the class of property in respect of which, it is carried out, and different provision may be made for different cases or classes of case.

(3)An order under this section may contain such transitional, supplementary and incidental provisions as appear to the Minister to be appropriate, and any such order whereby any work will cease to be exempt from control under this Act shall contain such provisions as appear to him to be appropriate for preserving the exemption in relation to work done after the date on which the order comes into force which was contracted for, or forms part of an operation begun, before that date.

(4)Any power conferred by this section to make an order shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, and shall include power to vary or revoke the order by a subsequent order.

(5)Any order under this section whereby any work will cease to be exempt from control under this Act shall cease to have effect at the end of the period of twenty-eight days beginning with the day on which the order is made (but without prejudice to anything previously done under the order or to the making of a new order) unless before the end of that period the order is approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(6)In reckoning any period for the purposes of the last foregoing subsection, no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than four days.

(7)A statutory instrument containing any order under this section to which subsection (5) of this section does not apply shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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