7Grants for provision of new hotels
(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person who has incurred eligible expenditure in providing a new hotel in Great Britain shall be entitled to receive from the appropriate Tourist Board, after the completion of the hotel, a grant in respect of the eligible expenditure which he has so incurred.
(2)No grant shall be payable under this section unless the appropriate Tourist Board is satisfied that the hotel in question complies, or as from its opening will comply, with the following requirements, that is to say—
(a)that it has not less than ten (or, if it is in Greater London, twenty-five) letting bedrooms and that the sleeping accommodation offered at the hotel consists wholly or mainly of letting bedrooms ;
(b)that breakfast and an evening meal are provided at reasonable times on the premises for persons staying at the hotel;
(c)that there is on the premises a lounge (whether a room or part of a room) for the common use at all reasonable times of persons staying at the hotel;
(d)that hotel services appropriate to the establishment (but including in every case the cleaning of rooms and making of beds) are provided for persons staying at the hotel;
(e)that the accommodation is in a building or buildings of a permanent nature.
(3)For the purposes of this Part of this Act, a hotel shall be treated as complying with the requirements specified in subsection (2) of this section if it complies with them throughout the period in each year between 1st April and 31st October (or throughout every part of that period for which the premises are open) even though it does not comply with them at other times.
(4)The expenditure eligible for grant under this section is approved capital expenditure on constructional work and on the purchase and installation of fixed equipment.