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Local Employment Act 1972

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9Grants for improvement work on derelict land begun before 5th March 1970

(1)Where, in the case of land in an intermediate area or derelict land clearance area—

(a)the council of the county, county borough or county district in which the land is situated have carried out work on the land for the purpose of enabling it to be brought into use or of improving its appearance ; and

(b)it appears to the appropriate Minister that, before the work was begun, the land was derelict, neglected or unsightly; and

(c)it appears to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry that bringing the land into use or improving its appearance has contributed or is likely to contribute to the development of industry in the area,

then, provided that the work was begun on the land after 24th April 1969 and before 5th March 1970, the appropriate Minister may with the consent of the Treasury make grants to the council—

(i)towards any cost incurred by the council in acquiring the land, and any other land acquired by the council for the purpose of enabling the first-mentioned land to be brought into use or of improving its appearance ;

(ii)towards the cost of the carrying out by the council for that purpose of any work on the first-mentioned land or on any other land.

(2)In this section " the appropriate Minister " and " land " have the same meanings as in section 8 of this Act, and subsection (5) of that section shall apply to subsection (1) of this section as it applies to subsection (3) of that section.

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