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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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35Interpretation of Part II

(1)In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • " housing authority " means a local authority, a new town corporation, the Greater London Council, the Scottish Special Housing Association or the Development Board for Rural Wales;

  • " Housing Revenue Account rebate ", in relation to a local authority in England and Wales or the Greater London Council, means a rent rebate granted to a tenant of a Housing Revenue Account dwelling (within the meaning of the Housing Finance Act 1972) of that authority or Council and includes, unless the context otherwise requires.—

    (a)

    a rent rebate which, on the assumptions stated in section 32(2) above, would have been granted to such a tenant; and

    (b)

    a rent rebate which is to be so granted ; " local authority " means—

    (c)

    in relation to England and Wales, the council of a district or London borough, the Common Council of the City of London or the Council of the Isles of Stilly ; and

    (d)

    in relation to Scotland, an islands or district council;

  • " local rate rebate scheme ", " local rent rebate scheme " and "local rent allowance scheme" have the meanings given by section 30 above and " local scheme " and " local rent scheme " shall be construed accordingly ;

  • " new town corporation " means—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, a development corporation established under the New Towns Act 1981 or the Commission for the New Towns; and

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, a development corporation established under the New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968;

  • " rate rebate ", « rent rebate " and " rent allowance " shall be construed in accordance with section 28 above • " rates " and " rating authority "—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, have the same meanings as m the General Rate Act 1967; and

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, have respectively the same meanings as " rate " has in section 379 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 and "rating authority has m section 109 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973;

  • " statutory rate rebate scheme", " statutory rent rebate scheme " and " statutory rent allowance scheme " have the meanings given by section 28 above and " statutory scheme " and " statutory rent scheme " shall be construed accordingly.

(2)References in this Part to the general rate fund of an authority shall be construed—

(a)in relation to the Greater London Council or the Council of the Isles of Scilly, as references to their general fund; and

(b)in relation to the Common Council of the City of London, as references to their general rate.

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