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Local Government Act 1948

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126Contributions by county councils to expenses of county district councils

(1)Without prejudice to any power conferred, or duty imposed, upon the council of a county by any other Act, if in the case of any county district in England or Wales it appears to the council of the county in which that district lies that it is reasonable so to do, having regard to the resources of the district and to the other circumstances of the case, the council of the county may, with the consent of the Minister given either generally or specially, agree to contribute a sum equal to the whole or any part of any expenses incurred by the council of that district.

(2)For the purposes of the preceding subsection, contributions by the council of a county district towards the expenses of a joint board shall be deemed to be expenses incurred by the contributing council.

(3)Where an amount equal to the expenses towards which any contribution is made under this section falls to be debited to the Housing Revenue Account of the council of the county district, the council of the county district shall carry to the credit of the account, in addition to the amounts which they are required to carry to the credit of that account under section one hundred and twenty-nine of the Housing Act, 1936, amounts equal to the contribution payable under this section, and any contribution in respect of those expenses by the council of the district required by paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of the said section one hundred and twenty-nine to be carried to the credit of that account shall be correspondingly reduced.

(4)After the coming into operation of this section.—

(a)no undertaking shall be given under subsection (2) of section eight of the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1946 (which relates to the power of county councils to make contributions in respect of houses provided by county district councils); and

(b)any undertaking given under the said subsection (2) or under subsection (4) of section one hundred and fifteen of the Housing Act, 1936 (which relates to the power of county councils to make contributions in respect of houses provided by rural district councils) shall be treated in respect of any period falling after the passing of this Act as if it were an agreement made with the consent of the Minister in pursuance of the power conferred by this section.

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