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Town and Country Planning Act 1971

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260Expenses of government departments

(1)The following expenses of the Secretary of State shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament, that is to say—

(a)any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under subsection (2) of section 50 of this Act or under that subsection as applied by subsection (7) of section 63 of this Act, or in the payment of expenses of any committee established under the said section 63 ;

(b)any sums necessary to enable the Secretary of State to make any payments becoming payable by him under Part VII or Part VIII of this Act;

(c)any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under Part X of this Act;

(d)any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in the making of grants in accordance with regulations made under section 250 of this Act or grants under section 253 of this Act;

(e)subject to the provisions of subsection (4) of section 261 of this Act, any instalment payable by the Secretary of State under subsections (2) and (3) of that section;

(f)any administrative expenses incurred by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Act.

(2)There shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament any expenses incurred by any government department (including the Secretary of State)—

(a)in the acquisition of land under Part VI of this Act;

(b)in the payment of compensation under section 118(4), 237(2) or 281 of this Act;

(c)under section 128(5)(b) of this Act; or

(d)under section 254 of this Act.

261Payments under s.59 of Act of 1947 and Parts I and V of Act of 1954

(1)The Secretary of State shall pay out of moneys provided by Parliament any payments falling to be made by him on or after 1st April 1968 under—

(a)section 59 of the Act of 1947 (war-damaged land); or

(b)any provision of Part I or Part V of the Act of 1954.

(2)The aggregate of the sums issued to the Minister of Housing and Local Government or the Central Land Board out of the Consolidated Fund in any financial year ending before the said 1st April under section 64(1) of the Act of 1954 (sums required for making payments under Part I or Part V of the Act of 1954) shall be repaid by the Secretary of State into the National Loans Fund, as mentioned in subsection (3) of this section, with interest thereon at such rate as the Treasury may determine, such interest accruing, in respect of the whole aggregate, from such date in the financial year in which the sums were issued as the Treasury may determine.

(3)The said aggregate shall be repaid by twenty equal annual instalments, of principal and interest combined, falling due on the anniversary of the date determined under subsection (2) of this section, the first such instalment falling due in the financial year next following the financial year in which the sums in question were issued.

(4)Any sums received by the Secretary of State by virtue of—

(a)the provisions of section 159 of this Act, as applied by Schedule 24 to this Act to compensation paid under Part V of the Act of 1954 ; or

(b)the provisions of section 257 of this Act as so applied shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

262General provision as to receipts of Secretary of State

Without prejudice to section 261 of this Act, and subject to the provisions of section 168 of this Act, any sums received by the Secretary of State under any provision of this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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