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National Assistance Act 1948

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10(1)Where immediately before the appointed day a person was receiving relief in a workhouse within the meaning of the Poor Law Act, 1930, then, if he is in need of accommodation under Part III of this Act, the authority liable to provide the accommodation shall, so long as the need continues, be the authority by which the relief was given.

(2)If immediately before the appointed day the cost of the relief referred to in the last foregoing sub-paragraph was recoverable from another authority, the authority giving relief shall have the like right to recover from the other authority the cost of any accommodation provided by virtue only of the last foregoing sub-paragraph.

(3)In respect of accommodation provided as aforesaid an authority 6hall be entitled to recover cost from another authority in accordance with the last foregoing sub-paragraph and not otherwise, but nothing in this paragraph shall affect any right of recovery from any other person.

(4)References in the foregoing provisions of this paragraph to the authority giving relief shall be construed, where the authority to whom application for relief was made and the authority managing the workhouse were not the same, as references to the authority to whom the application was made.

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