Search Legislation

Industrial Development Act 1982

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Part IAssisted Areas

1Development areas, special development areas and intermediate areas

(1)For the purposes of this Act, and of any other enactment referring to development areas or intermediate areas under this Act, the Secretary of State may by order specify any area of Great Britain as—

(a)a development area; or

(b)an intermediate area.

(2)For the purposes of Part II of this Act the Secretary of State may by order designate a development area or any part of it as a special development area.

(3)In exercising his powers under the preceding provisions of this section the Secretary of State shall have regard to all the circumstances actual and expected, including the state of employment and unemployment, population changes, migration and the objectives of regional policies.

(4)An order under this section may describe a development area, intermediate area or, as the case may be, special development area by reference to employment office areas, that is to say, areas specified by the Manpower Services Commission as areas for each of which a specified office of the Commission exercises functions ; and any reference in such an order to a named employment office area shall be construed as a reference to that area as it exists on the date on which the order comes into force.

(5)An order under this section may contain such transitional provisions as respects grant under Part II of this Act as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate in connection with any change effected by the order in the areas which are assisted areas of any particular category.

(6)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (5) above, the transitional provisions contained in any order under this section may, in the case of a building or any works begun before, but completed after, any such change, be provisions making different provision for the parts of the expenditure respectively attributable to the work carried out before the change, and to the work carried out after the change.

(7)An order under this section shall be contained in a statutory instrument which, subject to subsection (8) below, shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament, and an order made under subsection (2) above may contain such incidental and supplemental provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.

(8)A statutory instrument shall not, by reason of its designating any area as a special development area, be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament if, by reason of its other provisions, a draft of the order contained in the instrument is required to be approved in pursuance of section 4 (5) (a) below by a resolution of each House.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources