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National Assistance Act 1948

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Introductory

    1. 1. Supersession of existing poor law.

  3. Part II

    1. 2—20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4. Part III Local Authority Services

    1. Provision of Accommodation

      1. 21. Duty of local authorities to provide accommodation.

      2. 22. Charges to be made for accommodation.

      3. 23. Management of premises in which accommodation provided.

      4. 24. Authority liable for provision of accommodation.

      5. 25. Local Authority Services

      6. 26. Provision of accommodation in premises maintained by voluntary organisations.

      7. 26A. Exclusion of powers to provide accommodation under this Part in certain cases.

      8. 27. Local Authority Services

      9. 28. Local Authority Services

    2. Welfare Services

      1. 29. Welfare arrangements for blind, deaf, dumb and crippled persons, etc.

      2. 30. Voluntary organisations for disabled persons’ welfare.

      3. 30A. Research.

      4. 31. Local Authority Services

    3. Financial adjustments between Local Authorities

      1. 32. Adjustments between authority providing accommodation, &c., and authority of area of residence.

    4. Local and Central Authorities

      1. 33. Local Authorities for purposes of Part III.

      2. 34. Local Authority Services

      3. 35. Central Authority for purposes of Part III.

      4. 36. Default powers of Minister.

  5. Part IV General and Supplementary

    1. Registration etc. of homes for disabled persons and the aged and charities for disabled persons

      1. 37—40. General and Supplementary

      2. 41. General and Supplementary

    2. Recovery of Expenses

      1. 42. Liability to maintain wife or husband and children.

      2. 43. Recovery of cost of assistance from persons liable for maintenance.

      3. 44. General and Supplementary

      4. 45. Recovery in cases of misrepresentation or non-disclosure.

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 46. General and Supplementary

      2. 47. Removal to suitable premises of persons in need of care and attention.

      3. 48. Duty of councils to provide temporary protection for property of persons admitted to hospitals etc.

      4. 49. Expenses of council officers acting as Receivers.

      5. 50. Burial or cremation of the dead.

      6. 51. Failure to maintain.

      7. 52. False statements.

    4. Supplementary

      1. 53. General and Supplementary

      2. 54. Inquiries.

      3. 55. Provisions as to entry and inspection.

      4. 56. Legal proceedings.

      5. 57. General and Supplementary

      6. 58. General and Supplementary

      7. 59. Accounts of councils of county boroughs.

      8. 60. Compensation of displaced officers.

      9. 61. Expenses and receipts.

      10. 62. Transitional provisions, consequential adaptation of enactments.

      11. 63. Regulations, rules and orders.

      12. 64. Interpretation.

      13. 65. General provisions as to application to Scotland.

      14. 66. Application to Isles of Scilly.

      15. 67. Provisions as to Northern Ireland.

      16. 68. Short title and commencement.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST AND SECOND SCHEDULES

    2. THIRD SCHEDULE

      Administrative Provisions as to Local Authorities

      1. Part I

        1. 1—8.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Part II

        1. Joint Boards

          1. 9.(1) Where it appears to the Minister to be expedient...

          2. 10.A joint board constituted for the purposes of Part III...

          3. 11.An order constituting such a joint board—

      3. Part III

        1. Application to Scotland

          1. 12.The foregoing provisions of this Schedule shall in their application...

          2. 13.A combination of local authorities in Scotland for the purposes...

    3. FOURTH SCHEDULE

    4. FIFTH SCHEDULE

    5. SIXTH SCHEDULE

      Transitional Provisions

      1. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. 2, 3.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 4, 5.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. 6.(1) Any land which immediately before the appointed day was...

      5. 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. 10.(1) Where immediately before the appointed day a person was...

      9. 11.Where immediately before the appointed day a person was being...

      10. 12, 13.. . . . . . . . . ....

      11. 14.Where immediately before the appointed day the fact that a...

      12. 15.Where any right of a local authority to recover any...

      13. 16.Where on the appointed day a local authority in Scotland...

      14. 17.. . . . . . . . . ....

      15. 18.. . . . . . . . . ....

      16. 19.(1) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (2) of section thirty-eight of...

      17. 20.(1) For the purposes of any provision of this Schedule...

      18. 21.The following provisions shall have effect for the purpose of...

    6. SEVENTH SCHEDULE

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