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Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1981

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21Method of fixing aggregate amount of housing support grants

(1)In section 1 of the 1978 Act (which among other things provides that, for the purpose of fixing the aggregate amount of housing support grants, an aggregate of the eligible expenditure of all local authorities in Scotland shall be estimated as shall an aggregate of their relevant income)—

(a)in subsection (2)—

(i)at the beginning there shall be inserted the words

Subject to subsection (4A) below,; and

(ii)for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(b)the aggregate amount of relevant income (other than housing support grants) which could reasonably be expected to be credited to the local authorities' housing revenue accounts for that year,;

(b)after subsection (4) there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(4A)In estimating the amounts mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (2) above the Secretary of State may leave out of account the eligible expenditure and relevant income of a local authority if (either or both)—

(a)he estimates that the amount of that income will exceed the amount of that expenditure ;

(b)he determines, under section 2 of this Act, that no proportion of the aggregate amount of the housing support grants is to be apportioned to that authority.

(4B)In subsection (4) above, " local authorities " does not include an authority whose eligible expenditure was, for the purpose of the estimate, left out of account under subsection (4A) above.; and

(c)in subsection (7), in the definition of " relevant income ", for the words " and any rate fund contribution " there shall be substituted the words

, payments, contributions (including any rate fund contribution) and receipts.

(2)The 1978 Act shall be deemed for all purposes to have had effect as if originally enacted as amended by subsection (1)(a)(ii) and (c) above.

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