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Housing Act 1974

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106Lodging-houses and hostels provided by local authorities and new town corporations in England and Wales

(1)For the year 1975-76 and subsequent years, buildings, or parts of buildings, provided or converted for use as lodging-houses (that is to say, houses not occupied as separate dwellings) or as hostels shall be included among the buildings to which the requirements in subsection (1) of section 12 of the Housing Finance Act 1972 relate and, accordingly, subsection (2) of that section shall cease to have effect except with respect to years prior to the year 1975-76.

(2)No payment shall be made for the year 1975-76 or any subsequent year to a local authority or a new town corporation—

(a)under section 40 of the Housing Act 1949 (Exchequer contributions for hostels),

(b)under section 15 or section 22 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act 1958 (grants for hostels),

(c)under section 92 of the Housing Finance Act 1972 (hostel subsidy), or

(d)so far as it relates to hostels, under any provision of the New Towns Act 1959 or the New Towns Act 1965,

nor shall any such payment be made by virtue of section 14(6) of the Housing Subsidies Act 1967; and in this section " local authority " has, in relation to any of the enactments specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) above, the same meaning as in that enactment and " new town corporation" has the meaning assigned to it by section 106 of the Housing Finance Act 1972.

(3)For the purposes of Part V of the Housing Act 1957 " housing accommodation " shall include, and be deemed always to have included, hostels (within the meaning of this Act), and any reference in that Part to a house shall be, and shall be deemed always to have been, construed accordingly.

(4)In accordance with the preceding provisions of this section, Schedule 1 to the Housing Finance Act 1972 (the Housing Revenue Account) shall be amended in accordance with Schedule 7 to this Act.

(5)In this section " year " means a financial year, and " the year 1975-76 " means the financial year beginning in 1975.

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