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Housing Act 1974

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46Contributions towards expenditure under section 45

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may pay contributions to local authorities in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by them in giving assistance under section 45(1) above.

(2)No contribution shall be paid to a local authority under subsection (1) above unless an application therefor is made by the authority and approved by the Secretary of State; and any such application—

(a)shall be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary of State may from time to time determine; and

(b)may be made before the expenditure concerned is incurred by the local authority.

(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, the amount of any contribution under subsection (1) above shall be 50 per cent. of the expenditure incurred or to be incurred by the local authority concerned in giving assistance under section 45(1) above.

(4)The aggregate amount of the expenditure in respect of which applications for contributions may be approved under this section shall not exceed the sum arrived at by multiplying £50 by the aggregate of the number of dwellings, houses in multiple occupation and hostels stated by the local authority, in accordance with section 36(4)(c) above, to be in the area.

(5)A contribution under subsection (1) above shall be payable in a single sum in the financial year in which are completed the external works to which the local authority's expenditure relates.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order made with the consent of the Treasury vary the sum of £50 specified in subsection (4) above and any such variation—

(a)may be made generally or by reference to housing action areas declared by any particular authority or description of authority or by reference to any particular housing action area or description of housing action area ; and

(b)shall have effect with respect to applications for contributions under subsection (1) above approved after such date as may be specified in the order.

(7)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (6) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Commons House of Parliament.

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