[F159 Powers of local authorities to promote and assist housing associations: Scotland.S
(1)A local authority F2. . . may promote the formation or extension of or, subject to section 60 (assistance restricted to registered housing associations), assist a housing association whose objects include the erection, improvement or management of housing accommodation.
(2)A local authority F2. . . may, with the consent of and subject to any regulations or conditions made or imposed by the Secretary of State, for the assistance of such an association—
(a)make grants or loans to the association,
(b)subscribe for share or loan capital of the association, or
(c)guarantee or join in guaranteeing the payment of the principal of, and interest on, money borrowed by the association (including money borrowed by the issue of loan capital) or of interest on share capital issued by the association,
on such terms and conditions as to rate of interest and repayment or otherwise and on such security as the local authority F2. . . think fit.
(3)A term of an agreement for such a grant or loan is void if it purports to relate to the rent payable in respect of a house to which the agreement relates or the contributions payable towards the cost of maintaining such a house.
(4)Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
[F3(5)Sections 6, 15, 320 and 329 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (general provisions with respect to housing functions of local authorities etc.) apply in relation to this section and section 61, as they apply in relation to the provisions of that Act.]]