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(1)In section 99(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (provision of support by local authorities)—
(a)for “asylum-seekers and their dependants (if any)” substitute “ persons ”, and
(b)after “section” insert “ 4, ”.
(2)In section 99(4) (expenditure) after “section” insert “ 4, ”.
(3)In section 118(1)(b) (housing authority accommodation) for “95” substitute “ 4, 95 or 98 ”.
(4)In the following provisions for “under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999” substitute “ under section 4 or Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 ”
(a)section 3A(7A) of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c. 43) (excluded tenancies and licences),
(b)paragraph 3A(1) of Schedule 2 to the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1118 (N.I. 15)) (non-secure tenancies),
(c)section 23A(5A) of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 58) (excluded tenancies and occupancy rights),
(d)paragraph 4A(1) of Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (non-secure tenancies),
(e)paragraph 11B of Schedule 4 to the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 43) (non-assured tenancies), and
(f)paragraph 12A(1) of Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (non-assured tenancies).
(5)A tenancy is not a Scottish secure tenancy (within the meaning of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10) if it is granted in order to provide accommodation under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (accommodation).
(6)A tenancy which would be a Scottish secure tenancy but for subsection (4) becomes a Scottish secure tenancy if the landlord notifies the tenant that it is to be regarded as such.
(7)At the end of section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (accommodation) add—
“(10)The Secretary of State may make regulations permitting a person who is provided with accommodation under this section to be supplied also with services or facilities of a specified kind.
(11)Regulations under subsection (10)—
(a)may, in particular, permit a person to be supplied with a voucher which may be exchanged for goods or services,
(b)may not permit a person to be supplied with money,
(c)may restrict the extent or value of services or facilities to be provided, and
(d)may confer a discretion.”
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