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92 Borrowing powers.E+W+S

(1)The [F2Housing Corporation] may borrow from the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State may lend to the [F2Housing Corporation], by way of temporary loan or otherwise, such sums in sterling as the [F2Housing Corporation] may require.

(2)The [F2Housing Corporation]may, with the consent of the Secretary of State or in accordance with a general authorisation given by him, borrow temporarily by overdraft or otherwise such sums in sterling as the [F2Housing Corporation]may require.

(3)The [F2Housing Corporation]may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, borrow—

(a)from the European Investment Bank or the Commission of the European Communities, sums in any currency, and

(b)from any other person, sums in a currency other than sterling.

(4)A loan made to the [F2Housing Corporation] by the Secretary of State shall be repaid to him at such times and by such methods, and interest on the loan shall be paid to him at such rates and at such times, as he may from time to time determine.

(5)The Treasury may issue to the Secretary of State out of the National Loans Fund such sums as are necessary to enable him to make loans to the [F2Housing Corporation]in pursuance of this section; and sums received by the Secretary of State in pursuance of subsection (4) shall be paid into that Fund.

(6)The Secretary of State may act under this section only with the approval of the Treasury.

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F2Words in s. 92 substituted (1.11.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 140, Sch. 16 para. 44 (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 5

93 Limit on borrowing.E+W+S

(1)The [F3Housing Corporation] has only the borrowing powers conferred by section 92 and those powers are exercisable subject to the following limit.

(2)The aggregate amount outstanding by way of principal of—

(a)advances made to the [F4Housing Corporation] under section 9 of the M1Housing Act 1964 before 18th September 1974 (when that section was repealed),

(b)advances made to housing associations before 1st April 1975 in respect of which the rights and obligations of the Secretary of State were then transferred to the [F4Housing Corporation] by section 34 of the M2Housing Act 1974,

(c)money borrowed by the [F4Housing Corporation] under section 92, and

(d)money borrowed by a subsidiary of the [F4Housing Corporation] otherwise than from the [F4Housing Corporation],

[F5shall not exceed the limit [F6specified] under subsection (2A)].

[F7(2A)The limit referred to in subsection (2) is,—

(a)F8. . .£2,000 million or such greater sum not exceeding £3,000 million as the Secretary of State may specify by order made with the consent of the Treasury; F9. . .

F9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

(3)An order under subsection [F10(2A)] shall be made by statutory instrument and no such order shall be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by the House of Commons.

(4)In ascertaining the limit imposed by subsection [F10(2A)], interest payable on a loan made by the Secretary of State to the [F3Housing Corporation]which, with the approval of the Treasury, is deferred and treated as part of the loan, shall, so far as outstanding, be treated as outstanding by way of principal.

(5)The power of the [F3Housing Corporation]to borrow from a subsidiary of the [F3Housing Corporation] is not affected by subsection (1) and borrowing from such a subsidiary shall be left out of account for the purposes of subsection [F10(2A)].

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94 Treasury guarantees of borrowing.E+W+S

(1)The Treasury may guarantee, in such manner and on such conditions as they think fit, the repayment of the principal of and the payment of interest on and the discharge of any other financial obligation in connection with sums which the [F11Housing Corporation] borrows from a person other than the Secretary of State.

(2)Immediately after a guarantee is given the Treasury shall lay a statement of the guarantee before each House of Parliament.

(3)Any sums required by the Treasury for fulfilling the guarantee shall be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund.

(4)If any sums are so issued, the [F11Housing Corporation] shall make to the Treasury, at such times and in such manner as the Treasury may from time to time direct—

(a)payments of such amounts as the Treasury so direct in or towards repayment of the sums so issued, and

(b)payments of interest, at such rate as the Treasury so direct, on what is outstanding for the time being in respect of sums so issued.

(5)Sums received by the Treasury in pursuance of subsection (4) shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(6)Where a sum is issued for fulfilling a guarantee given under this section, the Treasury shall, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year, beginning with that in which the sum is issued and ending with that in which all liability in respect of the principal of the sum and in respect of interest on it is finally discharged, lay before each House of Parliament a statement relating to the sum.

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F11Words in s. 94(1)(4) substituted (1.11.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 140, Sch. 16 para. 46 (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 5

95 Grants to the [F12Housing Corporation].E+W+S
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F12Words in s. 95(1) and sidenote substituted (1.11.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 140, Sch. 16 para. 47 (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 5

(1)The Secretary of State may make such grants to the [F12Housing Corporation] as appear to him to be required to enable the [F12Housing Corporation] to meet the expenses incurred by it in the exercise of its functions.

(2)A grant may be made subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State may determine.

(3)The Secretary of State may act under this section only with the consent of the Treasury.

96 General financial provisions.E+W+S

(1)The [F13Housing Corporation] may turn its resources to account so far as they are not required for the exercise of its functions.

(2)If for an accounting year the revenues of the [F13Housing Corporation] exceed the total sums properly chargeable to revenue account, the [F13Housing Corporation]shall apply the excess in such manner as the Secretary of State may, after consultation with the [F13Housing Corporation], direct; and the Secretary of State may direct that the whole or part of the excess be paid to him.

(3)The Secretary of State may give directions to the [F13Housing Corporation] as to matters relating to—

(a)the establishment or management of reserves,

(b)the carrying of sums to the credit of reserves, or

(c)the application of reserves for the purposes of the [F14Housing Corporation’s]functions.

(4)The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the [F13Housing Corporation], direct the [F13Housing Corporation] to pay to him the whole or part of any sums for the time being standing to the credit of reserves of the [F13Housing Corporation] or being of a capital nature and not required for the exercise of the [F14Housing Corporation’s] functions.

(5)The Secretary of State may act under this section only with the approval of the Treasury.

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97 Accounts and audit.E+W+S

(1)The [F15Housing Corporation]shall keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to the accounts and shall prepare in respect of each financial year annual accounts in such form as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, direct.

(2)The accounts of the [F15Housing Corporation] for each financial year shall be audited by a qualified accountant appointed for the purpose by the Secretary of State.

(3)As soon as the annual accounts of the [F15Housing Corporation] for a financial year have been audited, the [F15Housing Corporation]shall send to the Secretary of State a copy of the accounts prepared by it for the year in accordance with this section, together with a copy of any report made on them by the auditor.

(4)The Secretary of State shall prepare in respect of each financial year, in such form and manner as the Treasury may direct, an account of—

(a)the sums issued to him and lent to the [F15Housing Corporation], and

(b)sums received by him from the [F15Housing Corporation] and paid into the National Loans Fund in respect of the principal and interest on sums so lent, or on sums advanced to the [Housing Corporation] under section 9 of the M3Housing Act 1964,

and shall transmit the accounts so prepared by him to the Comptroller and Auditor General on or before 30th November in the following financial year.

(5)The Comptroller and Auditor General shall examine and certify the accounts prepared by the Secretary of State and lay before each House of Parliament copies of the accounts together with his report on them.

[F16(6)In this section “qualified accountant” means a person who is eligible for appointment as a company auditor under section 25 of the Companies Act 1989.]

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F16S. 97(6) substituted (01.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/1997, reg. 2, Sch. para. 59(2) (with reg. 4).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 97(4) applied (with modifications) (1.11.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 142(5) (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 5

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