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Housing Act 1974

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Schedule 1Amendments to Constitution Etc. of Housing Corporation

1In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the 1964 Act (number of members of Corporation not to exceed nine) for the word "nine" there shall be substituted the word

fifteen.

2At the end of the said paragraph 2 there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

2A(1)Before appointing a person to be a member of the Corporation the Ministers shall satisfy themselves that that person will have no such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially the exercise of his functions as a member, and the Ministers shall also satisfy themselves from time to time with respect to every member of the Corporation that he has no such interest; and any person who is, or whom the Ministers propose to appoint, a member of the Corporation shall, whenever requested by them to do so, furnish them with such information as the Ministers consider necessary for the performance of their duties under this paragraph.

(2)A member of the Corporation who is any way directly or indirectly interested in a contract made or proposed to be made by the Corporation shall disclose the nature of his interest at a meeting of the Corporation, and the disclosure shall be recorded in the minutes of the Corporation ; and the member shall not take part in any decision of the Corporation with respect to that contract.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) above a general notice given at a meeting of the Corporation by a member of the Corporation to the effect that he is a member of a specified company or firm and is to be regarded as interested in any contract which may, after the date of the notice, be made with the company or firm shall be regarded as a sufficient disclosure of his interest in relation to any contract so made.

(4)A member of the Corporation need not attend in person at a meeting of the Corporation in order to make any disclosure which he is required to make under this paragraph if he takes reasonable steps to secure that the disclosure is made by a notice which is brought up and read at the meeting.

(5)In sub-paragraph (1) above 'the Ministers' means the persons by whom members of the Corporation are appointed under paragraph 2(1) above.

3In paragraph 5 of that Schedule after the words " this Act" there shall be inserted the words

or the Housing Act 1974.

4At the end of paragraph 5 of that Schedule there shall be added the following paragraph—

6The Corporation shall be a public body for the purposes of the Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 to 1916.

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