Industry Act 1972

Schedule 2Regional Development Grants : Commencement and Transitional Provisions

Expenditure eligible for grant

1(1)No grant shall be made for expenditure within Head 1 of the Table in section 1 of this Act if the construction of the building or the carrying out of the works was begun before 22nd March 1972.

(2)No grant shall be made for expenditure within any other Head of the said Table if in the opinion of the Secretary of State the asset was provided before 22nd March 1972.

(3)In the case of a building or any works begun before 22nd March 1974, but not provided before that date, grant under Head 1(c) of the said Table may be made by reference to such part of the expenditure defrayed in providing the building or works as, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, is properly attributable to the work carried out before 22nd March 1974.

(4)Sub-paragraphs (1) and (3) above apply in the case of a building whether or not the building is provided by the purchase of an existing one, but in applying them to the provision of a building by the adaptation of an existing one, account shall be taken of the work of adaptation, and not of the construction of the original building.

Changes in rate of grant, or in assisted areas or in qualifying premises

2(1)This paragraph applies as respects any order under section 1(4) or section 3 of this Act, or any order under section 1 or section 8(6) of the Local Employment Act 1972 (designation of development areas, intermediate areas and derelict land clearance areas).

(2)Any such order may contain such transitional provisions as respects grant under Part I of this Act as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate in connection with any change effected by the order in the areas which are assisted areas of any particular category, or in any prescribed percentage of grant, or in the descriptions of activities taken into account for any of the purposes of Part I of this Act.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of the preceding provisions of this paragraph, the transitional provisions contained in any such order may, in the case of a building or any works begun before, but completed after, any such change, be provisions making different provision for the parts of the expenditure respectively attributable to the work carried out before the change, and to the work carried out after the change.

Local Employment Act 1972

3(1)The repeal by this Act of subsections (1) and (2) of section 2 of the Local Employment Act 1972 shall not affect the operation of those subsections as respects any application under section 3 or section 4 of that Act whenever received, or as respects any application under section 5 or section 6 of that Act received on or before the date of the repeal.

(2)The advisory committee established by section 2(3) of the said Act shall be dissolved on such date as the Secretary of State may direct.

(3)No grant shall be made under section 3 of the said Act (which is superseded by Part I of this Act) unless—

(a)the construction of the building or the carrying out of the works was begun before 22nd March 1972, and the application for grant was received before 1st August 1973 ; or

(b)the application for grant was received before 22nd March 1972 ; or

(c)a contract was entered into before 22nd March 1972 in respect of all or any part of the expenditure on the asset for which the grant may be made.

(4)No assistance shall be given under section 4 of the said Act (which is superseded by Part II of this Act) unless the application for assistance was received before 1st August 1972.

(5)The repeal by this Act of the said sections 3 and 4, and of section 15 of the said Act, shall not affect any terms or conditions imposed under those sections, or liability for any offence committed (before the repeal or later) as respects financial assistance given under those sections, or as respects any such terms or conditions.

(6)Any reference in this paragraph to a provision of the Local Employment Act 1972 shall, unless the context otherwise requires, include a reference to any corresponding enactment re-enacted in that Act.

Interpretation

4In determining for the purposes of any provision of this Schedule the date when the construction of a building or the carrying out of works was begun, no account shall be taken of any work on the clearance or preparation of the site.