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(1)For subsections (1) to (3) of section 1 of the Local Employment Act 1972 there shall be substituted the following subsections.—
“1(1)For the purposes of this Act, and of any other enactment referring to development areas or intermediate areas under this Act, the Secretary of State may by order specify any area of Great Britain as—
(a)a development area, or
(b)an intermediate area.
(2)In exercising his powers under this section the Secretary of State shall have regard to all the circumstances actual and expected, including the state of employment and unemployment, population changes, migration and the objectives of regional policies.”
(2)In the said section 1 subsections (5), (6) and (7) (additions to development areas and intermediate areas) shall cease to have effect, but any locality which at the passing of this Act is by virtue of those provisions included in a development area or intermediate area shall thereafter be deemed for all purposes to be part of that area as if included therein by an order under subsection (1) of the said section 1, but subject to any subsequent order under that subsection.
(3)In the said Act sections 3 and 4 (which are superseded by Parts I and II of this Act respectively) and section 15 (additional powers for safeguarding loans) shall cease to have effect.
(4)The provisions of section 2 of the said Act (which restrict the purposes for which the powers given by the said sections 3 and 4, and those given by sections 5 and 6 of that Act, may be exercised) shall cease to apply to the said sections 5 and 6.
(5)For subsections (1) and (2) of section 8 of the said Act (derelict land) there shall be substituted the following subsection :—
“8(1)Where in the case of any land in a development area or intermediate area it appears to the appropriate Minister—
(a)that the land is derelict, neglected or unsightly,
(b)that steps should be taken for the purpose of enabling the land (in this section referred to as " the derelict land ") to be brought into use, or of improving its appearance,
the powers conferred by subsection (3) of this section shall be exercisable by the said Minister.”
(6)In section 11 of the said Act after subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsections:—
“(1A)Each of the corporations shall have power, with the consent of the Secretary of State, to manage or develop land on behalf of any local authority or new town corpora-tion (whether or not situated in a development area or intermediate area). In this subsection " new town corporation" means a development corporation or the Commission for the New Towns.
(1B)The Secretary of State may give his consent under subsection (1A) above subject to such restrictions, exceptions and conditions as he may from time to time determine, and the Secretary of State may withdraw his consent at any time.”
(7)At the end of section 11 (4) of the said Act (power of English, Scottish and Welsh industrial estate corporations to provide advisory services) there shall be added the following words: “The powers conferred by this subsection may be exercised as respects the building of factories or the development or management of industrial estates in any place outside Great Britain (as well as respects the part of Great Britain for which the corporation in question is responsible)
(8)In subsection (5) of the said section 11 for the words " an undertaking is to be set up in a development area or intermediate area in circumstances which justify the giving of special assistance " there shall be substituted the words “an undertaking is to be, or has been, set up in a development area or intermediate area, and that there are circumstances which justify the giving of special assistance
(9)At the end of section 17(1) of the said Act there shall be inserted the following proviso— “Provided that accounts for the financial year beginning on 1st April 1973 or for any subsequent financial year need not deal with loans under section 4 or section 15 of this Act
(1)In the period—
(a)beginning on 22nd March 1972 (the date of coming into operation of the Intermediate Areas and Derelict Land Clearance Areas Order 1972), and
(b)ending on 14th April 1972 (the date of coming into operation of the Intermediate Areas and Derelict Land Clearance Areas (Amendment) Order 1972),
the Urban District of Winsford situated within the employment exchange area of Winsford shall be deemed for all purposes to have been part of a development area, and not part of any intermediate area.
(2)This section applies in particular for the purpose of grants made under the Local Employment Act 1972, grants made under Part I of this Act and payments of regional employment premiums made at the rates prescribed by section 26 of the Finance Act 1967.
In this Act " development area" and " intermediate area " mean an area for the time being specified as a development area, or as the case may be as an intermediate area, by an order made or having effect under section 1 of the Local Employment Act 1972 as amended by this Act.
(1)For the financial year ending on 31st March 1973. and for each subsequent financial year the Secretary of State shall prepare a report on the discharge of his functions—
(a)under Parts I and II of this Act.
(b)under Part III of this Act (including any functions in respect of guarantees given by him under section 7 of the Shipbuilding Industry Act 1967).
(c)under the Local Employment Act 1972, and
(d)under section 12(4) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947 and section 67(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971,
and shall lay the report before Parliament not later than six months after the end of the financial year to which it relates.
(2)The Secretary of State may discharge his duty under this section in any year by making a report on his functions under Part I, Part II or Part III of this Act, or under the other enactments mentioned in subsection (1) above, and one or more separate reports on the remaining functions.
(3)A report under this section relating to Part II or Part III of this Act shall contain a statement showing the total amount of the liabilities of the Secretary of State (exclusive of any liability in respect of interest on a principal sum) under guarantees given by him under Part II, or as the case may be, Part III of this Act, and in the latter case shall include liabilities under guarantees given under section 7 of the Shipbuilding Industry Act 1967.
(1)There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any grants under this Act, any other sums paid by the Secretary of State under Part II or Part III of this Act, any administrative expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under any provision of this Act and any increase in sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under any Act other than this Act which is attributable to any provision of this Act.
(2)Any receipts of the Secretary of State under this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.
(1)Part II and Part III of this Act, and so much of this Part as relates thereto, shall extend to Northern Ireland.
(2)Notwithstanding anything in the Government of Ireland Act 1920, the Parliament of Northern Ireland shall have power to make laws for purposes similar to the purposes of this Act, and nothing in this Act shall preclude provision being made for the granting of financial assistance to industry in Northern Ireland by any enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
(3)Except as provided by this section, this Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Industry Act 1972.
(2)The provisions of Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect as respects the transitory matters there dealt with.
(3)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 4 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in column 3 of that Schedule, but subject to any provision at the end of any Part of that Schedule.
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