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Criminal Justice Act 1972

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55Provision of accommodation for probation service

(1)In any case in which a local authority would be liable under paragraph 5(1) or (2) of Schedule 5 to the Criminal Justice Act 1948 to defray all or part of the expenses incurred by a probation and after-care committee in providing any accommodation, the local authority may, subject to the provisions of this section, itself provide the accommodation in question for the use of the committee.

(2)A local authority shall not by virtue of this section provide any accommodation for the use of a probation and after-care committee except with the agreement—

(a)of the committee; and

(b)if the expenses of the committee in providing the accommodation would have fallen to be defrayed partly by that local authority and partly by one or more other local authorities, of the other local authority or authorities.

(3)Where in accordance with subsection (2)(b) of this section a local authority provides accommodation with the agreement of one or more other local authorities, that authority shall be entitled to receive from the other authority or authorities such contribution to its expenditure in providing the accommodation as may be agreed upon between them or, in default of agreement, as may be determined by the Secretary of State.

(4)Any expenditure of a local authority under this section shall be treated for the purposes of section 77(3)(a) of the said Act of 1948 (contribution to expenditure out of moneys provided by Parliament) as expenditure under Schedule 5 to that Act.

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