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48For section 97A substitute—E+W

97A Financial duties of Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities.

(1)It is the duty of every Health Authority, in respect of each financial year, to perform their functions so as to secure that the expenditure of the Health Authority which is attributable to the performance by them of their functions in that year (not including expenditure within subsection (1) of section 97 above) does not exceed the aggregate of—

(a)the amounts allotted to them for that year under subsections (2) and (3) of that section;

(b)any sums received by them in that year under any provision of this Act (other than sums received by them under that section); and

(c)any sums received by them in that year otherwise than under this Act for the purpose of enabling them to defray any such expenditure.

(2)It is the duty of every Special Health Authority, in respect of each financial year, to perform their functions so as to secure that the expenditure of the Special Health Authority which is attributable to the performance by them of their functions in that year does not exceed the aggregate of—

(a)the amount allotted to them for that year under subsection (4) of section 97 above;

(b)any sums received by them in that year under any provision of this Act (other than sums received by them under that subsection); and

(c)any sums received by them in that year otherwise than under this Act for the purpose of enabling them to defray any such expenditure.

(3)The Secretary of State may give such directions to a Health Authority or Special Health Authority as appear to be requisite to secure that the Health Authority or Special Health Authority comply with the duty imposed on them by subsection (1) or (2) above.

(4)Directions under subsection (3) above may be specific in character.

(5)Where directions have been given to a Health Authority or Special Health Authority under subsection (3) above it is the duty of the Health Authority or Special Health Authority to comply with the directions.

(6)To the extent to which—

(a)any expenditure is defrayed by a Health Authority or Special Health Authority as trustee or on behalf of a Health Authority or Special Health Authority by special trustees; or

(b)any sums are received by a Health Authority or Special Health Authority as trustee or under section 96A above,

that expenditure and, subject to subsection (8) below, those sums shall be disregarded for the purposes of this section.

(7)For the purposes of this section sums which, in the hands of a Health Authority or Special Health Authority, cease to be trust funds and become applicable by the Health Authority or Special Health Authority otherwise than as trustee shall be treated, on their becoming so applicable, as having been received by the Health Authority or Special Health Authority otherwise than as trustee.

(8)Of the sums received by a Health Authority or Special Health Authority under section 96A above so much only as accrues to the Health Authority or Special Health Authority after defraying any expenses incurred in obtaining them shall be disregarded under subsection (6) above.

(9)Subject to subsection (6) above, the Secretary of State may by directions determine—

(a)whether sums of a description specified in the directions are, or are not, to be treated for the purposes of this section as received under this Act by a Health Authority or Special Health Authority of a description specified in the directions;

(b)whether expenditure of a description specified in the directions is, or is not, to be treated for those purposes as—

(i)expenditure within subsection (1) above of a Health Authority of a description so specified; or

(ii)expenditure within subsection (2) above of a Special Health Authority of a description so specified; or

(c)the extent to which, and the circumstances in which, sums received—

(i)by a Health Authority under subsections (1) to (3) of section 97 above; or

(ii)by a Special Health Authority under subsection (4) of that section,

but not yet spent are to be treated for the purposes of this section as part of the expenditure of the Health Authority or Special Health Authority and to which financial year’s expenditure they are to be attributed.

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