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Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968

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Additional Exchequer contributions for individual houses

4Exchequer contributions for flats in blocks of six or more storeys

In respect of each approved house provided in a block of flats the major part of which, as determined by the Secretary of State, is of six or more storeys (inclusive of any storey constructed for use for purposes other than those of a dwelling), the Secretary of State shall pay for each of the sixty years beginning with the financial year in which the house was completed an Exchequer contribution of thirty pounds.

5Exchequer contributions for houses provided by local authorities with special financial difficulties

In respect of each approved house provided by a local authority (being an authority with special financial difficulties), the Secretary of State shall pay for each of the sixty years beginning with the financial year in which the house was completed any Exchequer contribution which may be determined in accordance with Schedule 2 to this Act to be payable to that authority.

6Exchequer contributions for houses where rights of support, etc., enhance cost

Where the Secretary of State is satisfied, on an application made to him by a recipient authority with respect to any house which the authority have provided or intend to provide, that the cost of providing the house has been or will be substantially enhanced by expenses attributable to the acquisition of rights of support, or otherwise attributable to measures taken by them for securing protection against the consequences of a subsidence of the site, then, if the house is or becomes an approved house, the Secretary of State may pay in respect thereof for each of the sixty years beginning with the financial year in which it was completed an Exchequer contribution of such amount not exceeding two pounds as the Secretary of State may determine.

7Exchequer contributions for houses where measures to preserve character of surroundings enhance cost

Where the Secretary of State is satisfied, on an application made to him by a recipient authority with respect to any house which the authority have provided or intend to provide, that the cost of providing the house has been or will be substantially enhanced by expenses attributable to measures taken by them with his consent in the erection of the house (whether by the use of stone or other special material or in any other way) in order to preserve the character of the surroundings, then, if the house is or becomes an approved house, the Secretary of State may pay in respect thereof for each of the sixty years beginning with the financial year in which it was completed an Exchequer contribution of such amount not exceeding ten pounds as the Secretary of State may determine.

8Exchequer contributions for houses provided by local authorities for special purposes

(1)Where an approved house is provided—

(a)by a local authority in pursuance of any overspill agreement within the meaning of Part II of the Housing and Town Development (Scotland) Act 1957, or

(b)by a local authority, being an exporting authority within the meaning of the said Part II, in the district of another local authority, or

(c)by a local authority, in .circumstances other than those mentioned in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of this subsection, as part of a scheme amounting to a substantial transfer of industry or of persons engaged in an industry and the Secretary of State is of opinion that, unless he exercises his powers under this section, the house could not be provided without unreasonably increasing the rate burden or the rents for other houses provided by the authority,

the Secretary of State may, in respect of the house, pay for each year of such a period not exceeding ten years as he may determine, beginning with the financial year in which the house was completed, an Exchequer contribution of such amount not exceeding fourteen pounds as he may determine.

(2)Without prejudice to section 57(1) of this Act, the payment of Exchequer contributions under this section in respect of any house shall be subject to such conditions as may be specified by the Secretary of State when undertaking to pay the said Exchequer contributions.

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